This guide is part of a series of visual guides offering brief instructions, recommended tools and hints & tips on typing in Arabic ( الكتابة باللغة العربية على الكمبيوتر) for learners of Arabic. The series include:

  1. Typing Arabic Diacritics
  2. Tips for Editing Arabic Text
  3. Arabic Handwriting Text Recognition
  4. Phonetic Typing of Arabic
  5. Gesture or Swipe Typing of Arabic
  6. Voice Typing of Arabic (Speech-to-text Recognition)
  7. Typing on Standard Arabic Keyboards
  8. Typing on Arabic Virtual Keyboards
  9. Arabic Speech-to-text Transcription
  10. Scanning Arabic Text

to access all guides, go to Typing in Arabic | Guides, Tools & Resources | INDEX

Voice Typing (Speech-to-text Recognition)

In a nutshell!Dictate Arabic text on the go!
What is it?Voice Typing through real-time speech-to-text transcription is another popular form of typing text which works by converting speech (and sound) into text on your screen.  You may use it to test your pronunciation of words or transcribe you notes (when you can’t type them). It is also accessible for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Recommended ToolsGoogle Live Transcriber
Dragon Anywhere


  • Written & Designed by: Mourad Diouri, U. of Edinburgh


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