Morse Code Translator

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Advanced Controls

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. This is not a great tool for learning Morse code as looking at the dots and dashes does not help. Instead, try the Morse Trainer.

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.


For Chrome and Firefox the translator uses the HTML 5 audio API and requires Javascript to be enabled. Internet Explorer does not yet support the audio API and so Flash must be installed and enabled (Flash often has security issues though so is best avoided). You may find that in Internet Explorer the sound quality is better in the older Java translator (but you must have Java enabled which brings with it potential security issues). Please let me know if it works in Safari!

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.

This software makes use of XAudioJS, Foundation and jQuery.