Morse Code Translator

Morse Code
Send your message to a friend
  1. Send a message: here is an example. If they know Morse code you can hide the text.
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Text to Morse

Just type letters, numbers and punctuation into the top box and press the "Translate" button. The program will place the Morse code in the bottom box, inserting a "?" if the character cannot be translated. If you want to translate prosigns, enter them as "<CT>" for instance and tick the "Use prosigns" checkbox in the advanced controls. If you are learning Morse code it is recommended that you hide the dots and dashes output as reading this can slow your learning down.

Morse to Text

You can type Morse code into the top box using "." for a dot and "-" or "_" for a dash. Letters are separated by spaces and words by "/" or "|". When you hit the "Translate" button the program will translate it into plain text. If it cannot translate a letter it will place a "?" in the output.


The "play", "stop" buttons control the sound playback. There are also advanced options to control the volume, pitch and speed. The "Farnsworth speed" is useful when learning Morse code as it can be set lower than the other speed in order to stretch out the spaces between characters and words whilst keeping the Morse characters fast.


This translator requires JavaScript to be enabled. To generate the sound it uses one of the many HTML 5 audio APIs in modern browsers or alternatively uses Flash (e.g. in Internet Explorer). You may find that in Internet Explorer the sound quality is better in the older Java translator (but you must have Java enabled).

If you would like to see a list of all the Morse code characters please go to my Morse Code page.

If you have any questions about Morse code or the translator, please read my FAQ first.