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

If there is a language you would like to see added, you can let us know below. If someone has already mentioned the language you are interested in, you can cast an additional vote.

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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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              • We want nepali language नेपाली

                about adding new language

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                  • Kurdish

                    Ez Kurdî dixwazim

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                      • Sindhi

                        It is 5000 Oldest Language

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                          • Urdu

                            I want to speak Urdu and wanna translate it in English

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                              • سنڌي

                                gogle v good accepted

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

                                  I need an English to Spanish (Mexico) translator.

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                                  • Kurdish

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

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                                    • Kurdish

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

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                                      • مشورہ

                                        کاش ہم قومیت سے بہتر پاکستانی بن جائے سیاسی لیڈروں نے ہم تعصب کی بنیاد پر الگ کیا اپنا زہنی غلام بنایا قومیت سے بہتر ایک قوم بنے پاکستانی بنئیے

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                                        • LaLa Asif

                                          #Happy

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