Learning Tools updates—new languages and more

We have been hard at work rolling out Learning Tools across new apps and platforms—including Word desktopWord Online, OneNote Online and Office Lens for the iPhone. At the same time, we’ve been listening to teachers and students and making improvements to the original Learning Tools add-in for OneNote. Our international audiences expressed the desire to have Learning Tools in more languages, as well as the ability to use dictation in more languages, and are pleased to launch two improvements in this area:

  • The Learning Tools user interface is now localized in six new languages: Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Chinese (Simplified) and Chinese (Traditional).
  • Support for three new dictation languages: Russian, Portuguese (Brazil) and Chinese.

Updates for OneNote 5

Support for three new Dictation languages—Chinese, Portuguese and Russian.

We also heard the desire to have explicit punctuation when dictating. For example, saying “period” now translates to “.” and “question mark” translates to “?