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Automated captions in French (or any other language than English)?

mathplourde
Listener

Hi!

 

Sommaire en Français : Nous voulons les transcriptions automatisées en Français pour des raisons d'accessibilité.

 

Are there any plans for the automated live transcriptions (or even for recordings) to be available in other languages than English? The Otter.ai integration works really well when the spoken language is English, but we can't use it in our French language University. Accessibility is a major concern for us. 

 

Also, not to put any pressure on, but MS Teams is about to release live transcription in French soon, so it makes it hard for us to recommend Zoom over MS Teams to our 50K+ user base.

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JT_Lat
Observer

Yes there are plans, announced at Zoomtopia yesterday.  Should be available by end of this year.

Any chance they were going to try and include bilingual/multilingual captioning for courses where two or more languages are spoken? It's such a pain to auto-caption in English and correct for Spanish.. or vice versa.

-- Scott

Agreed. An auto-detect process would be awesome. We could basically set the spoken languages while planning the meeting so that the transcription service could switch back and forth, or at least do it on the recording.

I would be in Academic BLISS if that were to happen!

-- Scott

mathplourde
Listener

MS Teams already released automated live captions in French (and a bunch of other languages). The end of the year is getting awfully close. Any news on this update?

mathplourde
Listener

It is now 2022... Where are we on the automated transcriptions in French? Just a friendly reminder that MS Teams does it quite well and that our annual site license with Zoom is to be renewed in June.

K_____H
Observer

Nous attendons aussi cette mise à jour pour le français!  

 

We also have this issue and are awaiting the ability to have automatic transcription in French.   I agree that many Teams features are starting to catch up or surpass Zoom at this point.

Freddi_G
Community Champion

Hello we are slated to release his capability sometime in Q1 so we are getting close but I do not have a firm date, but definitely soon!

Thanks for the update, @Freddi_G! Looking forward to giving it a spin!