Does Azure Search support Chinese Pinyin

superlang 1 Reputation point
2021-12-17T09:52:23.157+00:00

For example, We use Azure Cognitive Search to search Chinese word 微软, Wei Ruan is the pinyin format

How does Azure Cognitive Search support Chinese pinyin?

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  1. Grmacjon-MSFT 14,361 Reputation points
    2021-12-20T23:31:30.527+00:00

    Hi @superlang

    I was able to confirm with the engineering team that Azure Cognitive Search does not support directly Pinyin at this time.

    You could consider using Microsoft Translator Text API that supports it and translate the results from Azure Search back and forth (from Chinese to Pinyin and the other way around) as needed:

    Translator Text API - Microsoft Translator for Business

    Hope that helps.

    Please let us know if you have further questions.
    Best,
    Grace