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. 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

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    • 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.

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      • Please add Sindhi Language

        Please add Sindhi Language.

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        • Xitsonga - southern African Bantu language - Tsonga people

          Xitsonga
          Tshivhenda
          Setswana
          Sepedi

          The Tsonga language (Xitsonga) is a southern African Bantu language spoken by the Tsonga people. It is mutually intelligible with Tswa and Ronga, and the name "Tsonga" is often used as a cover term for all three, also sometimes referred to as Tswa-Ronga.

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            • Shqip

              Mund t'ju ndihmojë.

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                • Setswana please

                  Please add Setswana

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                  • Canadian French

                    Canadian French is currently not supported by Translator. Can this be added? The product does not clear legal verification without supporting Canadian French

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                        • Please add Malayalam Language from Kerala

                          Please add Malayalam Language from Kerala

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                          • Hebraico TTS Android

                            Gostaria de ter hebraico TTS no android. Hoje o android tem um pacote com varias linguas em TTS mas não tem hebraico.

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                            • LATIM

                              o LATIM É UM IDIOMA IMPORTANTÍSSIMO, PRINCIPALMENTE PARA A LEITURA DE TEXTOS BÍBLICOS.

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                              • Add "Indonesia Speech"

                                Add "Indonesia Speech" on "Translate From" in "Voice Translator" will help me to learn another language. Because i'm Indonesian.

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                                        • Marathi and Gujarati

                                          Gujarati and marathi shall be added

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