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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    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

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  4. Kurdish

    I love Kurdish language.

    162 votes
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  5. Kurdish

    Google added , Facebook Added but we firstly expected that from microsoft. Use Kurdish language in Windows 10 and Bing search..

    154 votes
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  6. Arabic to English

    Translate Arabic text to English

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  7. Chuukese

    Please add Chuukese / Trukese to your supported languages. Currently, there is no translation service available for this language from Micronesia. Many schools are struggling to support these students. The only way to translate currently is a hard copy book from before the language was re-named from trukese to chuukese.

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  8. Tigrinya

    Eritrean Sprache gibt nicht bitte machen sie was?

    24 votes
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  9. Kurdish

    we want a free environment against millions of Kurdish bans

    140 votes
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  10. kurdish

    we need all microsoft products in Kurdish

    137 votes
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  11. Kurdish

    I am Kurdish and I want what my language have spoken around all world

    133 votes
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  14. Kurdish

    Kurdish is World Language

    120 votes
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  15. Kurdish

    Kurdish

    115 votes
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  16. 110 votes
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  17. Punjabi

    Please add Punjabi language

    85 votes
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  20. Luganda

    A widely spoken language in Uganda

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