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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

    6 votes
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  4. Kurdish please!

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

    8 votes
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  5. 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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  6. There is no sinhala

    Sri lankan languge have to add

    3 votes
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  7. Kurdish central please

    Please add kurdish central to Microsoft translator

    1 vote
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  8. Arabic to English

    Translate Arabic text to English

    7 votes
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  9. فارسی

    لطفا برای ترجمه صوتی زبان فارسی رأی دهید، سپاسگزارم

    5 votes
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  10. 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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  11. Urdu in image text reading

    Urdu language be recognizable/translatable in image.

    2 votes
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  12. Chichewa

    This language is from malawi

    4 votes
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  13. Telugu

    Telugu is known as Italian of the East

    3 votes
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  14. Bulgarian speech - Bulgaria

    Add support for Bulgarian speech

    Google Translate has it. It's time for Microsoft to catch up.

    1 vote
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  15. Tamazight

    The Tamazight language is one spoken by millions in North Africa and there is an increased interest in it

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  16. فارسی

    برای پشتیبانی از زبان فارسی در ترجمه دوربینی رأی بدهید لطفا. متشکرم

    4 votes
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  17. 2 votes
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  18. Burmese

    Why is Burmese language not supported as almost all of the country is using FB as their unofficial Social media including the government with the entire world.

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  19. Pashtoo

    Pashto is a language of more 100 million people around the world.

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