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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. Vietnamese image translations - Vietnam

    Please add Vietnamese image translations

    6 votes
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  2. Norwegian Speech - Norway

    Add full Norwegian Speech feature and not just short form translations

    5 votes
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  3. Xhosa - isiXhosa - Xosa - South Africa

    Xhosa (isiXhosa) Xhosa is one of the official languages of South Africa and is a member of the Bantu/Nguni family of languages. It is spoken by about 7.9 million people mainly in the Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Free State and Northern Cape in South Africa and also in Lesotho.

    Xhosa language, Xhosa formerly spelled Xosa, a Bantu language spoken by seven million people in South Africa, especially in Eastern province. Xhosa is a member of the Southeastern, or Nguni, subgroup of the Bantu group of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family.

    10 votes
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  4. 166 votes
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  5. 17 votes
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  6. Provide different English accents

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

    40 votes
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  7. Sanskrit - India - Nepal

    An ancient Indic language of India, in which the Hindu scriptures and classical Indian epic poems are written and from which many northern Indian languages are derived.

    29 votes
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  8. Shona - Zimbabwe

    Please add Shona to the translation program

    11 votes
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  9. Add Pinyin to Chinese Camera translations (OCR)

    Add pinyin when translating using your camera.

    5 votes
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  10. Tagalog - Filipino offline for Windows - Philippines

    Why do you have Tagalog in the Android version but not your Windows version. Downloadable please with voice recognition

    11 votes
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  11. Tongan - Tonga

    Tongan /ˈtɒŋən/[4] (lea fakatonga) is an Austronesian language of the Polynesian branch spoken in Tonga. It has around 200,000 speakers[5][not in citation given] and is a national language of Tonga.

    3 votes
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  12. Brazilian Portugese

    Portugese and Brazilian Portuguese have differences and I deal more with Brazilians

    15 votes
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  13. Macedonian - Macedonia

    Macedonian (/ˌmæsᵻˈdoʊniən/; македонски, tr. makedonski, pronounced [maˈkɛdɔnski ˈjazik] ( listen)) is a South Slavic language spoken as a first language by around two million people, principally in the Republic of Macedonia and the Macedonian diaspora, with a smaller number of speakers throughout the transnational region of Macedonia. It is the official language of the Republic of Macedonia and a recognized minority language in parts of Albania, Romania and Serbia.

    34 votes
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  14. 4 votes
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  15. Kannada - Karnataka - India

    Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ) or Canarese, the official language of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Kannada is a Dravidian language spoken by about 44 million people in the Indian states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.

    52 votes
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  16. Native Portuguese - Portugal

    I wish I could translate to native Portuguese (Portugal), not Bazilian portuguese! For example, we say "casa de banho" not "banheiro"!

    36 votes
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  17. Persian / Farsi Speech

    Persian, also known as Farsi, is the predominant modern descendant of Old Persian, a southwestern Iranian language within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European languages.

    122 votes
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  18. Esperanto

    Include Esperanto!

    806 votes
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  19. Georgian - Georgia

    please add georgian language

    89 votes
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  20. Lao - Laos

    Lao, also referred to as Laotian, (ລາວ 'lao' or ພາສາລາວ 'lao language') is a tonal language of the Tai–Kadai language family. It is the official language of Laos, and also spoken in the northeast of Thailand, where it is usually referred to as the Isan language.

    The Lao language serves as an important lingua franca as the country of Laos consists of multiple ethnic groups, whose population speaks about 86 different languages.

    Spoken Lao is mutually intelligible with the Thai language (the two languages are written with slightly different scripts but are linguistically similar).

    Lao, like many languages in Laos,…

    13 votes
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