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 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. Tigrinya

    This is a language that is spoken but not written so we are having a hard time translating for said students

    8 votes
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  4. Arabic to English

    Translate Arabic text to English

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  5. 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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  6. Chichewa

    This language is from malawi

    4 votes
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  7. Telugu

    Telugu is known as Italian of the East

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  8. There is no sinhala

    Sri lankan languge have to add

    2 votes
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  9. Tamazight

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

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  11. Pashtoo

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

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  12. 2 votes
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  13. Kalaallisut

    Inuugujoq, Kalaallisut oqaatsit aamma atulersigit.

    We wish Microsoft Translator to add Kalaallisut language working with Oqaasileriffik - The Language Secretariat of Greenland to your language family.

    Like you worked with Māori also throughout other parts of Microsoft!
    Good luck! It is a huge wish for our indiginous language in order to be preserved and develop like other languages. I’d like to add this to all categories.

    Thank you for reading my contribution.

    Keep up the good work!

    //Michael
    Inuk Kalaaleq

    4 votes
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  14. 2 votes
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  15. Kurdish please!

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

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  16. 3 votes
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  17. 8 votes
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  18. فارسی

    لطفا برای ترجمه صوتی زبان فارسی رأی دهید، سپاسگزارم

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  19. فارسی

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

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  20. Romanian

    România

    3 votes
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