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 please!

    Would love for Kurdish to be one of the auio/spoken languages.

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  3. Tygrinnnnnnha

    I'm making this request in response to a request made by a classmate as he explained the needs of a student that he had from Erithrea.

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  4. Telugu

    Telugu is known as Italian of the East

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  5. Filipino (Tagalog) Speech - Philippines

    Good day from the Philippines!

    I am kindly proposing to you to add the Filipino (Tagalog) Speech Voice to the Voice packages of Microsoft Windows.

    Filipino is the national language of the Philippines and being used by more or less 109 million people, we use this as the primary language (and English is our secondary language). Moreover, Tagalog is used to communicate to our multilingual society. Broadcasters and other Mass Media Functions use this dialect to disseminate information to the country, and to our fellow Filipinos around the world. Not all Filipinos are good at English or at any other…

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  6. Chichewa

    This language is from malawi

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  7. 3 votes
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  9. urdu language in speech language

    please add urdu language in the speech recognition

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  10. Indian Languages

    1.3 Billion people live in India which is 18% of the world's population. Every 1 in 6 people are Indians. We are a very diverse country with many amazing cultures and especially languages, 22 official to be exact. Please add more Indian Languages! If you added languages like Kannada & Telugu, I'm sure the Indian community would be very grateful. We are very underappreciated in terms of our language count. Almost all the European Languages are up there but their population is 746 Million. Why can't we equally have Indian languages too. We need more representation!

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  11. فارسی

    لطفا برای ترجمه صوتی زبان فارسی رأی دهید، سپاسگزارم

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  12. فارسی

    برای پشتیبانی از زبان فارسی در ترجمه دوربینی رأی بدهید لطفا. متشکرم

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  13. 1 vote
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  14. Romanian

    România

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  15. Kalaallisut

    Inuugujoq, Kalaallisut oqaatsit aamma atulersigit.

    We wish Microsoft Translator to add Kalaallisut language working with Oqaasileriffik - The Language Secretariat of Greenland to your language family.

    Like you worked with Māori also throughout other parts of Microsoft!
    Good luck! It is a huge wish for our indiginous language in order to be preserved and develop like other languages. I’d like to add this to all categories.

    Thank you for reading my contribution.

    Keep up the good work!

    //Michael
    Inuk Kalaaleq

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  16. Seychelles creole french

    It's a good platform to learn. A new language

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  17. Luganda

    A widely spoken language in Uganda

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  18. Irish

    Your app is fantastic, but was disappointed to find that Irish (Gaelic) is not a language included in your magnificent list. Please include Irish.
    Thank You.
    Go raibh maith agat.

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  19. Swahili Offline

    Ningependa kuona lugha yetu ya kiswahili inawekwa offline, hii ni kwasababu Microsoft translator ni app mhimu sana kwetu katika kujifunza lugha ngeni lakini kutokana na kudorora kwa teknolojia kwenye jamii ya Afrika mashariki hii ni pamoja na ukosefu wa internet ya uhakika kwa muda wote inatuwia vigumu sana kupata huduma kwani hatuwezi kutumia application hii bila internet. Itakuwa na baraka kubwa sana kwetu endapo mtatuwezesha kuiweka lugha yetu offline. Nipo tayari kushirikiana nanyi katika hili. Ahsante sana.

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  20. Tigrinya

    This is a language that is spoken but not written so we are having a hard time translating for said students

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