How do I get my language supported?

Text Languages:

We add new languages periodically. In the process of adding a new language to the automatic translation system, the most important learning material is existing high-quality translations—the same text in two languages.

A significant amount, typically 1+ million words of this type of text, is needed to build a reasonable-quality automatic translation system for a particular language pair. Find out how automatic translation works at www.microsofttranslator.com/AT

If you have access to this type of text, or to a community committed to adding a new language, we offer free use of the Microsoft Translator Hub. Languages such as Hmong, Maja, Otomi, Welsh, and even Klingon have been added to the Microsoft Translator service by using the Hub.

To see an example of how a community can use the Microsoft Translator Hub you can watch this Hmong community video. https://youtu.be/UnROjeEHqDE

Speech Languages

Speech recognition is a totally different process than translation. It requires a whole new set of data (hundred of hours of recorded audios and their associated transcriptions) and trainings of our machine learning based engines to become available. Therefore, we cannot always deliver speech recognition as quickly as new supported languages become available for Microsoft Translator.

We continue to release improvements to the quality of our existing languages and to expand on our coverage of languages from around the world so that more and more people can talk to the Microsoft Translator in their own language.

Stay tuned on our blog (www.aka.ms/Translatorblog), Facebook page (www.facebook.com/microsofttranslator), or Twitter feed (www.twitter.com/MStranslator) for updates to our language coverage.

For the up-to-date list of supported language please go to www.microsoft.com/translator/languages.aspx

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  1. Arabic romanization/transliteration

    It's hard as the arabic format is a different font format and is not supported on all things. But the normal font format works . In Arabic please add ability to copy letter translation instead of their format like instead of ليله allow me to copy Leila

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    • Add Roman Hindi

      Roman Hindi (i.e. Hindi text written with English letters).

      2 votes
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      • Xhosa - Xosa - South Africa

        Xhosa language, Xhosa formerly spelled Xosa, a Bantu language spoken by seven million people in South Africa, especially in Eastern province. Xhosa is a member of the Southeastern, or Nguni, subgroup of the Bantu group of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family.

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          under review  ·  0 comments  ·  1 - Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Filipino Offline for Windows

          No FILIPINO offline translation can be downloaded.
          App Version 4.8.3.0

          3 votes
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            under review  ·  0 comments  ·  3 - Offline  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Latvian - Lettish - Latvia

            Latvian (latviešu valoda) is the official state language of Latvia. It is also sometimes referred to as Lettish. There are about 1.3 million native Latvian speakers in Latvia and 100,000 abroad.

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              under review  ·  0 comments  ·  1 - Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Burmese - Burma - Myanmar

              The Burmese language is the official language of Burma. Although the Constitution of Burma officially recognizes the English name of the language as the Myanmar language, most English speakers continue to refer to the language as Burmese.

              96 votes
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              • Chewa / Chichewa or Nyanja / Chinyanja, Zambia and Mozambique

                Chewa, also known as Nyanja, is a language of the Bantu language family. The noun class prefix chi- is used for languages, so the language is also called Chichewa and Chinyanja (spelled Cinyanja in Zambia, and Cinianja in Mozambique).

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                • Esperanto

                  Please add Esperanto language

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                  • Inserire lingua

                    Inserire lingua latino grazie

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                      0 comments  ·  5 - Text to Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • I WISH TO ADD ASSAMESE LANGUAGE AS MACHINE TRANSLATION LANGUAGE

                      ASSAMESE IS A LANGUAGE OF THE WHOLE NORTH EAST STATES(8) OF EAST INDIA. A HUGE NUMBER OF POPULATION INTERACT THROUGH THIS LANGUAGE. BESIDES, IT IS A OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF MAJOR OF THESE STATES.

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                      • Khmer

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                        • 2 votes
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                          • Abc Hieroglyphic

                            To have European Abc written alongside any hieroglyphic language would be very helpful.

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                              0 comments  ·  1 - Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • yoruba

                              add the Yoruba dialect from Nigeria, West Africa

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                                0 comments  ·  Conversation (speech) Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • please take the term "繁體中文" away from Cantonese language

                                Please take the term "繁體中文" away from Cantonese language, and name "粵語(傳統中文)" instead.

                                Reason1: Cantonese is a kind of traditional Chinese language, it has only one written method for Cantonese which is traditional honzi (傳統漢字, Traditional Chinese characters), simplified Cantonese doesn't exist in Cantonese.

                                Reason2: the name "繁體中文" potentially makes people think that Cantonese has "simplified written method" like mandarin is written in simplified Chinese.

                                So i recommand to remove "繁體中文" for Cantonese language in Chinese interface, and name it "粵語(傳統中文)" instead.

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                                • Jèrriais

                                  Jèrriais is a severely endangered language spoken in Jersey, Channel Islands by probably under 1,000 native speakers. It is related to mainland Nouormand and is taught to children in Island schools. Giving it a digital presence is essential to its future.

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                                  • What I mean to place Cantonese voice back to Chinese translation.

                                    I think bing misunderstood Cantonese language of Chinese translation. What I mean is bing translate should put Cantonese TTS voice back to Hong Kong Chinese, because Cantonese is main Chinese language in Hong Kong.

                                    And please be awared that Cantonese voice applys to Cantonese language and traditional Chinese (written form).

                                    The main point of this feedback is requesting bing translate to provide Cantonese TTS voice for both Cantonese and Chinese translations.

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                                    • 30 votes
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                                      • Arabic image / camera / OCR translations

                                        Please add Camera traslation...
                                        and if it will be offline that will be awesome.
                                        Allways update the Arabic language, and the offline Package too.
                                        More work for the German and Arabic languages please.
                                        Thanks...

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                                          0 comments  ·  6 - Camera (OCR)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 8 votes
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