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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 4 to 5 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.aka.ms/MT.

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. Kannada Language support in outlook translator

    Kannada is the official language used by Karnataka State In India with a population of 66 million and growing . Kannadigas ( people who speak kannada) . We from the state of karnataka request Microsoft outlook team to provide support for the kannada translator. We are willing to provide the support for any information for making it a success. Please Kindly add support for kannada translator

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  2. Coptic

    Coptic is the last evolution of the Egyptian language and it's the language spoken by the egyptian Christians and some of egyptian Muslims to day

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  3. Kurdish

    We want kurdish language to be available offline, and also there are so many mistakes and wrong translations in kurdish--english in simple words

    8 votes
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  4. Kurdish central please

    Please add kurdish central to Microsoft translator

    5 votes
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  5. Kurdish please!

    Would love for Kurdish to be one of the auio/spoken languages.

    8 votes
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  6. There is no sinhala

    Sri lankan languge have to add

    5 votes
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  7. Sinhala සිංහල

    I hope to see our language "sinhala" on this app as soon as possible.

    3 votes
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  8. Tigrinya

    This is a language that is spoken but not written so we are having a hard time translating for said students

    9 votes
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  9. Karenni

    There are more and more Karenni speaking students and parents settling into our schools and communities. We need written English script to be translated into spoken Karenni for in classroom purposes and for parents to further support their children with homework.

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  10. Arabic to English

    Translate Arabic text to English

    7 votes
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  11. 1 vote
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  12. فارسی

    لطفا برای ترجمه صوتی زبان فارسی رأی دهید، سپاسگزارم

    5 votes
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  13. cantonese (traditional)

    Add voice recognition for cantonese (traditional ) in conversation between two or many parties . It will be a great help to those hearing impaired . Ay chance this app can run during phone calls too to transcribe voice into text?

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  14. 1 vote
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  15. Filipino (Tagalog) Speech - Philippines

    Good day from the Philippines!

    I am kindly proposing to you to add the Filipino (Tagalog) Speech Voice to the Voice packages of Microsoft Windows.

    Filipino is the national language of the Philippines and being used by more or less 109 million people, we use this as the primary language (and English is our secondary language). Moreover, Tagalog is used to communicate to our multilingual society. Broadcasters and other Mass Media Functions use this dialect to disseminate information to the country, and to our fellow Filipinos around the world. Not all Filipinos are good at English or at any other…

    4 votes
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  16. Urdu in image text reading

    Urdu language be recognizable/translatable in image.

    2 votes
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  18. Faroese

    The people of the Faroe Islands were disappointed when Google told them they had no plans to add their language to Google Translate. The response was a lovely community effort of recording single words and sentences by many people on the islands on their phones. Project was called Faroe Translate.

    A communal effort in providing aligned bilingual data might work. Of course, not only Faroese to English but Faroese to Danish. (So maybe trilingual data input?)

    Would it be possible to permit anybody to create a 'User Defined' language and to input data from scratch and continually build on it.…

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  19. Chichewa

    This language is from malawi

    4 votes
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  20. Telugu

    Telugu is known as Italian of the East

    3 votes
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