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. Add breton language - Brittany

    Breton is a Celtic language (ISO 639-1 br) spoken by more than 200,000 people in Brittany, there are about 17,000 children every year who learn Breton in bilingual schools (French / Breton) or entirely in Breton. The Breton language has a large literature, ancient and modern texts, and many media (radio, TV shows ...).

    Breton is a language very present on the web, many tools or site offer Breton like Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, Skype, Firefox, Wordpress, but Microsoft Translator does not yet support Breton and this causes many problems on the platforms like Twitter who use this Microsoft's tool.

    215 votes
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    • Balochi , Beluchi, Baluchi language

      Balochi language, also spelled Baluchi or Beluchi, one of the oldest living languages of the Indo-Iranian group of the Indo-European languages. A West Iranian language, Balochi is spoken by about five million people as a first or second language in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, India, and Baloch diaspora communities.

      For more details:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balochi_language
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baloch_people

      49 votes
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      • Russain (roman letter)

        Add Russian translation (Roman letters)under the (Cyrillic letters). Because we cannot read it. By the way, Google Translator had done it.

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        • furigana for Japanese kanji, please.

          There's too many ways to pronounce each kanji, so furigaana would be very helpful

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          • Warlpiri - Warlpiri people in Australia's Northern Territory

            Preserve the language to help communities in Australia maintain heritage culture and identity.

            The Warlpiri (/ˈwɑːrlbri/ or /ˈwɔːlpəri/)[4] language is spoken by about 3,000 of the Warlpiri people in Australia's Northern Territory. It is one of the Ngarrkic languages of the large Pama–Nyungan family, and is one of the largest aboriginal languages in Australia in terms of number of speakers.

            2 votes
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              under review  ·  1 comment  ·  1 - Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • English Canada

              I Want to English translation. Canada

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              • Norwegian Speech - Norway

                Add full Norwegian Speech feature and not just short form translations

                3 votes
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                • Tiwi

                  Preserve the language to help communities in Australia maintain heritage culture and identity.

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                  • Murrinh-patha - Garama - Australia

                    Preserve the language to help communities in Australia maintain heritage, culture and identity.
                    Murrinh-patha (literally "language-good"), called Garama by the Jaminjung, is an Australian Aboriginal language spoken by over 2,500 people, most of whom live in Wadeye in the Northern Territory, where it is the dominant language of the community. It is spoken by the Murrinh-Patha people, as well as several other peoples whose languages are extinct or nearly so, including the Mati Ke and Marri-Djabin.

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                    • Add Kashmiri Language

                      Kashmiri is a very an ancient Indo aryan language with certain legacy traits. Its the only Dardic language with its own literature. It is spoken by nearly 7 million native speakers. Adding Kashmiri to the translator will allow the richness of the literature to be translated to other forms and allow kashmiri people to communicate to other people across globe.
                      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kashmiri_language

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                      • Zulu - isiZulu - South Africa

                        Zulu (isiZulu) is one of the official languages of South Africa and is a member of the Bantu/Nguni family of languages. It is spoken by 10 million-plus people mainly in the Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga and Gauteng provinces.

                        Zulu (or as a native would say, isiZulu), is a Bantu language spoken by over 10 million people in South Africa, especially in the Kwa-Zulu Natal province. Zulu is a member of the Southeastern, or Nguni, subgroup of the Bantu group of the Benue-Congo branch of the *****-Congo language family.

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                        • Add Spanish (Mexico) to translator

                          Please add Spanish (Mexico) to Translator so we have more than just Spanish (Spain) to help meet the needs of all of our students from Mexico.

                          12 votes
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                          • I wish that Translator could transform English punctuation into Chinese punctuation as well as the rules of punctuation

                            For example, ", (with a blank)" into ",", and ". (with a blank)" into "。"

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                            • Add malayalam language - Kerala/India

                              There are millions of peoples speaks malayalam language in India and all around the world. But the malayalam language not supported in this App

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                              • arabic

                                urdu

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                                  • please add bisaya and tagaylog into translation

                                    unable to use it until its in there

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                                      • Polish

                                        Please add possibility to work with spoken Polish language.

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