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. Sanskrit - India - Nepal

    An ancient Indic language of India, in which the Hindu scriptures and classical Indian epic poems are written and from which many northern Indian languages are derived.

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    • 4 votes
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      • 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.

        92 votes
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        • Persian / Farsi Speech

          Persian, also known as Farsi, is the predominant modern descendant of Old Persian, a southwestern Iranian language within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European languages.

          57 votes
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          • 30 votes
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            • 6 votes
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              • Hebrew Speech

                ‎Hello the problem is that there is not vocalization in Hebrew could you remedy this if possible. ‎

                12 votes
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                  under review  ·  3 comments  ·  2 - Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Can you make the English language in American accent not in a British one

                  The English language in Microsoft translator is in a British accent I want it to be in American accent please!!

                  2 votes
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                  • 30 votes
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                    • Kazakh - Khazakh - Qazaq - Kazakhstan

                      Khazakh (қазақша) is a Turcic language, spoken by about 5 to 6 million people in the Republic of Kazakstan and in parts of China and Khyrghyzstan. It is closely related to Khyrghyz language, and has also relations to Uzbek, Uyghur, Turkmen and other turcic languages.

                      Wikipedia:
                      Kazakh or Qazaq is a Turkic language spoken in Kazakhstan, Russia and China by about 8 million people. Kazakh was first written with the Arabic script during the 19th century when a number of poets, educated in Islamic schools, incited revolt against Russia.

                      4 votes
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                      • Bulgarian offline for Windows

                        Need Bulgaria offline packag

                        3 votes
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                        • Armenian - Armenia

                          It would be great to add support for English to Armenian, Armenian To English, Russian to Armenian, Armenian to Russian language pairs. There is plenty of existing high-quality translations available, so I think lack of resources wouldn't be a problem.

                          7 votes
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                          • Tongan - Tonga

                            Tongan /ˈtɒŋən/[4] (lea fakatonga) is an Austronesian language of the Polynesian branch spoken in Tonga. It has around 200,000 speakers[5][not in citation given] and is a national language of Tonga.

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                            • Korean Speech

                              language support

                              support conversation and offline korean language too ! ^^ thankyou!

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                                0 comments  ·  2 - Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Gallego - Galician

                                Teneis que agregar el idioma gallego, porque es un idioma muy hablado y no aparece en su traductor, sin embargo si aparece el catalán.
                                Además el traductor de google si cuenta con el idioma gallego, y fue añadido al mismo tiempo que el catalan y el euskera hace ya muchos años.

                                10 votes
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                                • Arabic dialects

                                  You should have multiple dialects for Arabic

                                  6 votes
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                                  • 6 votes
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                                    • Pinyin - offline

                                      Please offer Pinyin offline

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                                      • Белорусский

                                        Добавьте белорусский язык, чтобы можно было на нём читать свой профиль, а также чтобы не возникало неполадки, будто бы это украинский язык. Белорусский язык сам по себе самостоятелен.

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                                        • Thai Image Translation - Thailand

                                          Hello, Please add translation Thai to english from image (photo, or real time).

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