Morse Code Translator

Translate a Message
Send your message to a friend

Send the message above in Morse code by email, Facebook or any other network by sharing a link (here is an example). Sound and/or light and speed will be used as selected here. If they know Morse code you can hide the text.

Advanced Controls

Text to Morse

Just type letters, numbers and punctuation into the top box and the Morse code will appear in the bottom box with 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 CWOps 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 "|". The text translation will appear in the bottom box. If a letter cannot be translated a "#" will appear in the output.

Sound, Light & Vibration

The "play", "pause", "stop" and "loop" buttons control the playback. You can choose between hearing the sound, seeing a flashing light, or having your phone vibrate using the "Sound", "Light" and "Vibrate" checkboxes. The vibrate option may only appear on a phone. There are also advanced options to control the 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.

Notes

To produce the sounds, in recent versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge the translator uses the Web Audio API and requires Javascript to be enabled. Internet Explorer does not support the Web Audio API and so Flash must be installed and enabled (Flash often has security issues though so is best avoided). The download button will download the audio as a wav file. In Safari you must hold the Option key when clicking the download button and give the file a name ending in ".wav".

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.

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