1. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I suppose I could just change my language region and find out, but I was just curious if anyone knew if Skype's sound test language was dependent upon the language region settings in Windows.

    I'm using US as my region for my Microsoft account, since I'm in the US. I also have the US keyboard selected, since that's what kind of keyboard I have. However, I chose English--UK as my language.

    I'm pretty new to Skype, so I used the sound test to make sure I could hear and be heard when using Skype. The sound test was of a female voice with a British accent. Would I get a female voice with a US accent if I switched to English--US? Does the Skype sound test change for other English variants (Canada, India, Australia, Caribbean, Ireland, etc)?
    04-03-2014 11:11 PM
  2. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    welcome to Skype Laura :-p
    I have everything set to India , and the female voice is in British accent ?(it should be in Indian accent )
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    04-03-2014 11:24 PM
  3. a5cent's Avatar
    I suppose I could just change my language region and find out, but I was just curious if anyone knew if Skype's sound test language was dependent upon the language region settings in Windows.
    It is not directly dependent on the language setting in Windows. It is dependent on the language setting in Skype (Tools Menu > Options > General Tab). However, Skype initially adopts your Windows settings, so if you don't change anything, that is what you will get.

    They don't have a test service voice for every possible language however.
    04-03-2014 11:26 PM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Now this is interesting. It looks like there is only one type of English in Skype. I do not see any regional selections.

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    04-03-2014 11:38 PM
  5. a5cent's Avatar
    Now this is interesting. It looks like there is only one type of English in Skype. I do not see any regional selections.
    lol. There is obviously more to it than I was aware of.... the more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know.

    The setting in Skype plays the primary role. Beyond that I'd have to guess.
    04-03-2014 11:50 PM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    lol. There is obviously more to it than I was aware of.... the more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know.

    The setting in Skype plays the primary role. Beyond that I'd have to guess.
    It is the same with me. I just learned something new.

    Skype is the only Microsoft desktop program I've seen so far that does not have multiple versions of English language.
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    04-03-2014 11:56 PM
  7. jacksonking112's Avatar
    It is not directly dependent on the language setting in Windows. It is dependent on the language setting in Skype (Tools Menu > Options > General Tab). However, Skype initially adopts your Windows settings, so if you don't change anything, that is what you will get.
    06-24-2014 06:47 AM

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