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. Malay camera translations - Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

    please add malay languange in camera for capture

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      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  6 - Camera (OCR)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add Ladin language - Italy

      Ladin (/læˈdiːn/[3] or /ləˈdiːn/;[4] Ladin: Ladin, Italian: Ladino, German: Ladinisch) is a Romance language consisting of a group of dialects that some consider part of a unitary Rhaeto-Romance language, mainly spoken in the Dolomite Mountains in Northern Italy in the provinces of South Tyrol, the Trentino, and the Belluno, by the Ladin people. It exhibits similarities to Swiss Romansh and Friulian.
      The precise extension of the Ladin language area is the subject of scholarly debates. A more narrow perspective includes only the dialects of the valleys around the Sella group, while wider definitions comprise the dialects of adjacent valleys in…

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        under review  ·  0 comments  ·  1 - Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Bosnian Image Translations - Bosnia

        Trying to translate a screenshot but keep getting, "I can't translate that." Want to translate from Bosnian and Croatian to English.

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          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  6 - Camera (OCR)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 23 votes
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          • Add Bantu language

            Bantu languages, a group of some 500 languages belonging to the Bantoid subgroup of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family. The Bantu languages are spoken in a very large area, including most of Africa from southern Cameroon eastward to Kenya and southward to the southernmost tip of the continent.

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              under review  ·  0 comments  ·  1 - Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please add British - United Kingdom

              English as used in Great Britain, as distinct from that used elsewhere.

              23 votes
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              • Māori - New Zealand

                The Maori language of New Zealand is a Malayo-Polynesian language, a family of languages commonly divided into four sub-families, namely, Indonesian, Melanesian, Micronesian, and Polynesian.

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                  under review  ·  4 comments  ·  1 - Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please provide transliteration and/or phonetics for both original text (from-language) and translated text (to-language)

                  Please add transliteration for both original text and translated text.

                  Thanks for helping language leaners!

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                  • Dutch - The Netherlands and Belgium

                    Have Speech Recognition for Dutch which is currently spoken by around 24 million people as a first language—including the population of the Netherlands and about sixty percent that of Belgium —and by another 5 million as a second language

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                      0 comments  ·  2 - Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please add more offline languages and Latin russian chinese japanese languages

                      Please add more offline languages and Latin russian chinese japanese languages

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                      • 9 votes
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                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  3 - Offline  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Luxembourgish

                          Firstly Luxembourgish is incorrectly identified as being German, creating chaotic results. Secondly Luxembourg has a high level of foreigners who would love to be able to understand FB messages in Luxembourgish.

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                            0 comments  ·  1 - Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 2 votes
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                            • 2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  1 - Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Türkçeden diğer dillere sesli çeviri olsa çok iyi olur. Ayrıca Adigece sesli veya sessiz çevrilebilse çok memnun olurdum.

                                Türkçeden diğer dillere sesli çeviri olması gerekir. Ayrıca Adigece sesli sessiz çeviri beni çok sevindirir.

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                                  0 comments  ·  2 - Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 3 votes
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                                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  2 - Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 1 vote
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                                      0 comments  ·  4 - Speech Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi,

                                      Thanks for your message on the Translator Forum. There are a number of languages in Morocco, but the two official languages are Modern Standard Arabic and Amazigh (Berber). Which one are you looking for?

                                      Best regards,
                                      Gwenda
                                      Microsoft Translator Team

                                    • Please add Hausa - Nigeria, Niger

                                      Hausa is a Chadic language with about 39 million speakers. It is spoken mainly in northern Nigeria and Niger, and also in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, CAR, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Germany, Ghana, Sudan and Togo.

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                                      • Māori

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                                        • Tamil OCR - Tamil Camera translatios - Tamizh - Tamil Nadu - union territory of Puducherry (Pondicherry) - India

                                          Tamil Camera Translations - Tamizh - Tamil Nadu - union territory of Puducherry (Pondicherry) - India

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