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. Kurdish

    Kurdish or Kürtçe is a continuum of Northwestern Iranian languages spoken by the Kurds in Western Asia. Kurdish forms three dialect groups known as Northern Kurdish (Kurmanji), Central Kurdish (Sorani), and Southern Kurdish (Pehlewani). A separate group of languages, Zaza-Gorani, is also spoken by several million Kurds, but is linguistically not Kurdish.

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    • Sindhi - Sindh - Pakistan - India

      Sindhi /ˈsɪndi/[6] (سنڌي, सिन्धी, Sindhi) is an Indo-Aryan language of the historical Sindh region, spoken by the Sindhi people. It is the official language of the Pakistani province of Sindh.[7][8][9] In India, Sindhi is one of the scheduled languages officially recognized by the federal government. The native speakers of Sindhi are 75 million (2015)[1]. I and many of us have already helped Google Translate in adding Sindhi in its translation system and Google have ranked me major contributor and among top 5% of Google Translate Community. I am writing to request me along with my team/community members are ready to…

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      • We want nepali language नेपाली

        about adding new language

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        • Punjabi - Punjab - Pakistan and India

          Can punjabi be added please.
          Punjabi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by 102 million native speakers worldwide, making it the 10th most widely spoken language (2015) in the world. It is the native language of the Punjabi people who inhabit the historical Punjab region of Pakistan and India. It is the only living language among the Indo-European languages which is a fully tonal language.

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          • South American versions of Spanish (Mexico & Venezuela, Columbia)

            I need an English to Spanish (Mexico) translator.

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            • Language adding

              Please add one language marathi language so millions of people may use it for valuable info..

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              • Kannada

                Kannada is a official language of Indian state karnataka. It is classical language of india. It has got eight jnana peetha awards. Jnana peetha award is prestigious award in indian literature.

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                • Can you add Vietnamese for Speech Recognition?

                  Can you add Vietnamese for Speech Recognition? I've been waiting for years for it and been dying. And now Google Keyboard has Vietnamese and have beaten Microsoft. I've wanted to buy a Windows Tablet but it doesn't support Vietnamese speech to text compare to Android Tablet. Can there a visible timeline of webpage link of progression for the Vietnamese language? Also is it possible to have a "word suggestion" on the keyboard for Vietnamese like Google Keyboard? I think the method of typing like Google Keyboard is faster than how Microsoft keyboard when typing Vietnamese. Try "Google Input Tools" https://www.google.com/inputtools/try/

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                  • Sindhi

                    It is 5000 Oldest Language

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                      • سنڌي

                        gogle v good accepted

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                        • Pashto - Afghanistan

                          It is an Eastern Iranian language, belonging to the Indo-European family. Pashto is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan, and it is the second-largest regional language of Pakistan, mainly spoken in the west and northwest of the country.

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                          • Marathi and Gujarati

                            Gujarati and marathi shall be added

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                                      • Kurdish

                                        Ez Kurdî dixwazim

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