When creating a new campaign you have a choice of letting Beams detect the language of the submitted audio recordings, or fixing the transcription language to a single choice.

By default every campaign is set to "Automatically detect the audio language". That has an advantage that you can accept audio spoken in different languages within the same campaign. However, if audio spoken in different languages in not something you expect to happen in your campaign, you are strongly encouraged to selected a fixed language.

Selecting a fixed transcription language on the campaign has two advantages:

  1. You help prevent that the transcription algorithm would make a mistake, and for example translate an English audio as French. Such misidentified transcription would not be useful.

  2. You get access to more languages. Beams can only automatically detect certain languages, but it can transcribe much more. By manually selecting one of the languages that can't get automatically detected, you unlock transcription of this language.

With "Autodetect" option enabled, Beams can only transcribe the following languages:

  • English

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Italian

  • Portuguese

  • Dutch

When manually selecting the transcription language, Beams can transcribe any of the following languages:

  • Global English

  • Australian English

  • British English

  • US English

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Italian

  • Portuguese

  • Dutch

  • Hindi

  • Japanese

  • Arabic

  • Mandarin

  • Danish

  • Greek

  • Hebrew

  • Korean

  • Norwegian

  • Russian

  • Swedish

Additionally our customers on the Business tier can access any one of these premium languages:

  • Afrikaans (South Africa)

  • Amharic (Ethiopia)

  • Arabic (Algeria)

  • Arabic (Bahrain)

  • Arabic (Egypt)

  • Arabic (Iraq)

  • Arabic (Israel)

  • Arabic (Jordan)

  • Arabic (Kuwait)

  • Arabic (Lebanon)

  • Arabic (Morocco)

  • Arabic (Oman)

  • Arabic (Qatar)

  • Arabic (Saudi Arabia)

  • Arabic (State of Palestine)

  • Arabic (Tunisia)

  • Arabic (United Arab Emirates)

  • Arabic (Yemen)

  • Armenian (Armenia)

  • Azerbaijani (Azerbaijan)

  • Basque (Spain)

  • Bengali (Bangladesh)

  • Bengali (India)

  • Bulgarian (Bulgaria)

  • Catalan (Spain)

  • Chinese, Cantonese (Traditional, Hong Kong)

  • Chinese, Mandarin (Simplified, China)

  • Chinese, Mandarin (Simplified, Hong Kong)

  • Chinese, Mandarin (Traditional, Taiwan)

  • Croatian (Croatia)

  • Czech (Czech Republic)

  • Danish (Denmark)

  • Dutch (Netherlands)

  • Dutch (Belgium)

  • English (Australia)

  • English (Canada)

  • English (Ghana)

  • English (India)

  • English (Ireland)

  • English (Kenya)

  • English (New Zealand)

  • English (Nigeria)

  • English (Philippines)

  • English (South Africa)

  • English (Tanzania)

  • English (Hong Kong)

  • English (Pakistan)

  • English (Singapore)

  • English (United Kingdom)

  • English (United States)

  • Filipino (Philippines)

  • Finnish (Finland)

  • French (Canada)

  • French (France)

  • French (Belgium)

  • French (Switzerland)

  • Galician (Spain)

  • Georgian (Georgia)

  • German (Germany)

  • German (Austria)

  • German (Switzerland)

  • Greek (Greece)

  • Gujarati (India)

  • Hebrew (Israel)

  • Hindi (India)

  • Hungarian (Hungary)

  • Icelandic (Iceland)

  • Indonesian (Indonesia)

  • Italian (Italy)

  • Italian (Switzerland)

  • Japanese (Japan)

  • Javanese (Indonesia)

  • Kannada (India)

  • Khmer (Cambodia)

  • Korean (South Korea)

  • Lao (Laos)

  • Latvian (Latvia)

  • Lithuanian (Lithuania)

  • Malay (Malaysia)

  • Malayalam (India)

  • Marathi (India)

  • Nepali (Nepal)

  • Norwegian BokmÃ¥l (Norway)

  • Persian (Iran)

  • Polish (Poland)

  • Portuguese (Brazil)

  • Portuguese (Portugal)

  • Romanian (Romania)

  • Russian (Russia)

  • Serbian (Serbia)

  • Sinhala (Srilanka)

  • Slovak (Slovakia)

  • Slovenian (Slovenia)

  • Spanish (Argentina)

  • Spanish (Bolivia)

  • Spanish (Chile)

  • Spanish (Colombia)

  • Spanish (Costa Rica)

  • Spanish (Dominican Republic)

  • Spanish (Ecuador)

  • Spanish (El Salvador)

  • Spanish (Guatemala)

  • Spanish (Honduras)

  • Spanish (Mexico)

  • Spanish (Nicaragua)

  • Spanish (Panama)

  • Spanish (Paraguay)

  • Spanish (Peru)

  • Spanish (Puerto Rico)

  • Spanish (Spain)

  • Spanish (United States)

  • Spanish (Uruguay)

  • Spanish (Venezuela)

  • Sundanese (Indonesia)

  • Swahili (Kenya)

  • Swahili (Tanzania)

  • Swedish (Sweden)

  • Tamil (India)

  • Tamil (Malaysia)

  • Tamil (Singapore)

  • Tamil (Sri Lanka)

  • Telugu (India)

  • Thai (Thailand)

  • Turkish (Turkey)

  • Ukrainian (Ukraine)

  • Urdu (India)

  • Urdu (Pakistan)

  • Vietnamese (Vietnam)

  • Zulu (South Africa)

  • Albanian (Albania)

  • Bosnian (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

  • Burmese (Myanmar)

  • Estonian (Estonia)

  • Macedonian (North Macedonia)

  • Mongolian (Mongolia)

  • Punjabi (Gurmukhi India)

  • Uzbek (Uzbekistan)

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