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. 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

    726 votes
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  2. 1 vote
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  3. Kurdish

    Qedrê zimanê kurdî zanibe ey alema internetê! :)

    50 votes
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  4. sq1

    0555115648qq

    1 vote
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  5. Kurdish

    “Zıman hebuna mirove”

    45 votes
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  6. 36 votes
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  7. 21 votes
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  8. 20 votes
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  9. Add language

    I’d like to see Irish Gaeilge added to your translating app

    2 votes
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  10. زه غواړم چي پښتو ژبه باندي په مایکروسافټ کي کار وسي

    پښتو ژبه باید په مایکروسافټ کي شامله سي

    3 votes
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  11. Malayalam

    The language must be accessible to text, speech and other ways to use while translating from English

    7 votes
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  12. Formal vs informal

    I would like to be able to use the informal version of languages in translations, such as in French “vous” is formal whereas “tu” is informal.

    1 vote
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  13. Kurdish

    every person should learn his native language, so as other languages Kurdish also must be every part of the world

    4 votes
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  14. Kurdish

    every person should learn his native language, so as other languages Kurdish also must be every part of the world

    4 votes
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  15. furigana for Japanese kanji, please.

    There's too many ways to pronounce each kanji, so furigaana would be very helpful

    5 votes
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  16. Provide different English accents

    Please provide different accents, example: Canadian, US, UK, Australia accents

    37 votes
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  17. Romani

    Idioma utilizado por los gitanos

    1 vote
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  18. Romani

    Idioma utilizado por los gitanos

    1 vote
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  19. Please add British - United Kingdom

    English as used in Great Britain, as distinct from that used elsewhere.

    25 votes
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  20. Russain (roman letter)

    Add Russian translation (Roman letters)under the (Cyrillic letters). Because we cannot read it. By the way, Google Translator had done it.

    2 votes
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