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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  2. Kurdish

    We need our Smartphones of Kurdish

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  3. Kurdish not language

    Kurdish not language

    dilenmeye devam

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  4. Kurdish

    istiyoruz

    85 votes
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  5. 85 votes
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  6. Albanian

    There are a lot of Albania people around the World we need Albanian language.
    In my family 5 person we use only Huawei. 😉😊

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  7. Setwana should be included as a language

    Setwana is Botswana main language but not listed among the language. The language is also used extensively in the North West province in South Africa so there are adequate users to warrant it to be added

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  8. Albanian language

    We need to have Albanian language

    4 votes
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  9. 80 votes
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  10. Karen language

    The Karen language (ကညီကျိာ်) is spoken by around 4 million native speakers in Myanmar and Thailand. There are a large Karen community living in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, and all over Europe. It would be a great progress for our Karen people if we can have access to Karen translation. If you could add Karen language to the service, we would gladly help translate millions of words into Karen language. We want to help to make this happen. The Karen language is also known as S'gaw Karen language however, Karen alone is commonly known.…

    2 votes
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  11. Sign language

    How about translating, at the very least, English to Sign Language?

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  12. 1 vote
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  13. please add SETSWANA

    please add setswana/ tswana language tooo

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  14. 2 votes
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  15. 68 votes
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  16. Add breton language - Brittany

    Breton is a Celtic language (ISO 639-1 br) spoken by more than 200,000 people in Brittany, there are about 17,000 children every year who learn Breton in bilingual schools (French / Breton) or entirely in Breton. The Breton language has a large literature, ancient and modern texts, and many media (radio, TV shows ...).

    Breton is a language very present on the web, many tools or site offer Breton like Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, Skype, Firefox, Wordpress, but Microsoft Translator does not yet support Breton and this causes many problems on the platforms like Twitter who use this Microsoft's tool.

    273 votes
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  18. Malayalam

    I need Malayalam language

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  19. Nepali

    Many people use this app if Nepali language is added

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  20. Czech

    Czech language speech

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