Appendix A: Supported languages and voices

The following table explains what languages and text-to-speech (TTS) voices are available in the latest version of Windows.

Language, country, or region

Male TTS voice

Female TTS voice

Arabic

Not applicable

Hoda

Arabic (Saudi Arabia)

Naayf

Not applicable

Bulgarian

Ivan

Not applicable

Catalan

Not applicable

Herena

Chinese (Simplified)

Kangkang

Huihui, Yaoyao

Cantonese (Traditional, Hong Kong SAR)

Danny

Tracy

Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan)

Zhiwei

Yating, Hanhan

Croatian

Matej

Not applicable

Czech (Czech Republic)

Jakub

Not applicable

Danish

Not applicable

Helle

Dutch

Frank

Not applicable

English (Australia)

James

Catherine

English (Canada)

Richard

Linda

English (Great Britain)

George

Hazel, Susan

English (India)

Ravi

Heera

English (Ireland)

Sean

Not applicable

English (United States)

David, Mark

Zira

Finnish

Not applicable

Heidi

Flemish (Belgian Dutch)

Bart

Not applicable

French (Canada)

Claude

Caroline

French (France)

Paul

Hortence, Julie

French (Switzerland)

Guillaume

Not applicable

German (Austria)

Michael

Not applicable

German (Germany)

Stefan

Hedda, Katja

German (Switzerland)

Karsten

Not applicable

Greek

Stefanos

Not applicable

Hebrew

Asaf

Not applicable

Hindi (India)

Hemant

Kalpana

Hungarian (Hungary)

Szabolcs

Not applicable

Indonesian (Indonesia)

Andika

Not applicable

Italian

Cosimo

Elsa

Japanese

Ichiro

Ayumi, Haruka

Malay

Rizwan

Not applicable

Norwegian

Jon

Not applicable

Polish (Poland)

Adam

Paulina

Portuguese (Brazil)

Daniel

Maria

Portuguese (Portugal)

Not applicable

Helia

Romanian (Romania)

Andrei

Not applicable

Russian (Russia)

Pavel

Irina

Slovak (Slovakia)

Filip

Not applicable

Slovenian

Lado

Not applicable

Korean

Not applicable

Heami

Spanish (Spain)

Pablo

Helena, Laura

Spanish (Mexico)

Raul

Sabina

Swedish

Bengt

Not applicable

Tamil

Valluvar

Not applicable

Thai (Thailand)

Pattara

Not applicable

Turkish

Tolga

Not applicable

Vietnamese

An

Not applicable

 

Add a TTS voice to your PC

To use one of these voices, add it to your PC:

  1. Open Narrator Settings by pressing the Windows logo key  + Ctrl + N.

  2. Under Personalize Narrator’s voice, select Add more voices. This will take you to the Speech settings page.

  3. Under Manage voices, select Add voices.

  4. Select the language you would like to install voices for and select Add. The new voices will download and be ready for use in a few minutes, depending on your internet download speed.

  5. Once the voices for the new languages are downloaded, go to Narrator settings, and select your preferred voice under Personalize Narrator’s voice > Choose a voice.

Next: Appendix B: Narrator keyboard commands and touch gestures

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