ABBYY, Microsoft and Nokia Announce Lingvo Dictionaries for Windows Phone

July 26, 2012

ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, and linguistic technologies and services, together with Microsoft@ Russia, a leading technology and software developer, and Nokia@ Russia, a leading mobile phone supplier, today announced the first release of ABBYY® Lingvo® Dictionaries for Windows Phone™. The new product offers an easy access to reliable dictionary content for popular European and Asian languages, providing fast and accurate online translation of words and phrases. ABBYY Lingvo’s smart search capabilities and broad dictionary support make it a helpful tool for those who learn or use foreign languages for business communication, travel or self-education.   


“We are happy to introduce our new joint project with Microsoft and Nokia”, explained Katya Solntseva, Vice-President of ABBYY. “Designed for operation in the Windows Phone environment, which is ideally suitable to support and develop cloud and web-based solutions, ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries provides online access to dictionary databases while using small memory space on the device”.


“ABBYY is our long-term partner, and we are glad that Windows Phone users will be able to enjoy successful communication by using popular Lingvo Dictionaries,” commented Michael Chernomordikov, Evangelism Unit Lead at Microsoft Russia.


“ABBYY applications can be helpful for almost any mobile user. This is really great that ABBYY is now supporting both the Windows Phone operating system and users of Nokia Lumia™”, said Sergey Rudenko, Head of Ecosystem Developer Experience at Nokia Russia.


The reliability of the dictionary content accessible via Lingvo is ensured by ABBYY partnerships with leading dictionary publishers and its own expertise in lexicography and linguistics. The software provides dictionary entries containing translation alternatives, phonetic spellings, word-use examples, inflected forms of words and audio pronunciations recorded by native speakers. To ensure efficient word look-up and translation, Lingvo Dictionaries offers “fuzzy search” to quickly find the required word by any of its forms and displays a list of spelling suggestions to choose from if it is spelled incorrectly.


For more convenience, Lingvo Dictionaries keep a history of recently viewed entries, allowing users to review them as many times as they want without the need to download everything again from the server. Additionally, the product enables users to change font size in dictionary entries for better viewing.


New ABBYY software for Windows Phone is available via Windows Marketplace in two versions:

Both versions are compatible with devices running Windows Phone 7.5 and support English and Russian interface languages.


A full list of supported languages and dictionaries for ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries can be viewed at, and for ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries Russian Version at For more information about the product, visit

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