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Dec022010

Google Search By Voice For Cantonese Launched In Hong Kong

On Nov’30th, Google launched “Cantonese Voice Search” in Hong Kong. Cantonese is widely spoken in Hong Kong, where it’s written using traditional Chinese characters, similar to those used in Taiwan. People in Hong Kong typically use either “Cangjie” or “Handwriting” input methods.

Google Search by Voice has been available in a growing number of languages since its launch in US English system in 2008.

In addition to US English, Google already support Mandarin for Mainland China, Mandarin for Taiwan, Japanese, Korean, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Turkish, Russian, Czech, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Afrikaans, and Zulu, along with special recognizers for English spoken with British, Indian, Australian, and South African accents.

Here’re some examples of problems that stood out:

Cantonese Voice search Hong Kong

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