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. Slovenian

    želim prevod iz angleščine v slovenščino
    I want the translation from English to Slovene

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    Hi,

    Thank you for using Microsoft Translator.

    The language you requested is already one of our supported text translation languages. You can translate between it and any of our other 60+ languages in all of our apps and products.

    You can always view an updated list of our supported languages at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/translator/languages.aspx.

    Best regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  2. Arabic dialects

    You should have multiple dialects for Arabic

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    Hi,

    A while ago you have asked Microsoft to add Arabic dialects.

    We are happy to announce that we have released Levantine, an Arabic dialect spoken in countries such as Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria, as its latest AI-powered speech translation language.

    It will help businesses, educators, travelers, and non-profits communicate across the language barrier with Levantine speakers during meetings, presentations, and Skype calls.

    Please learn more about it here:
    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/translation/2018/06/27/levantine/

    Sincerely,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  3. Chinese Pinyin

    You should allow translation from Chinese pinyin into other languages. Google translate has that function

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    Please know that Pinyin is still there. Once you have translated into Chinese you can swipe left and you will find Pinyin.

    Best regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  4. Bing Translator for Mandarin to Spanish needs a major overhaul.

    Bing Translator for Mandarin to Spanish cannot translate full sentences at all, and occasionally fails on single words. Furthermore, it does not show any pinyin at all, and does not show any alternative translations. At least 1,500 people speak Mandarin and 650 million speak Spanish. Needs to improve.

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    Please know that Pinyin is still there. Once you have translated into Chinese you can swipe left and you will find Pinyin.
    Best regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  5. How can I save the words which I translates

    In Google Translator, I can save the words Which I get, after translation

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    Thanks for your message. It depends on the app you are using. If you are using the phone app then you can save a translation by tapping the pin icon. If you later want to look up the saved translation just tap on the clock at the bottom left of our main screen.

    Best regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  6. Tamil - Tamizh - Tamil Nadu - union territory of Puducherry (Pondicherry) - India

    Tamil language, Tamil spoken primarily in India. It is the official language of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the union territory of Puducherry (Pondicherry).

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    Microsoft Translator is excited to announce the launch of our latest text translation language: Tamil!

    Download the app on Android, iOS, or Windows to start communicating to and from Tamil*, and check out our blogpost for more information: www.aka.ms/translatortamilblog

    *Tamil speech to text not yet available.

    Best regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  7. Support Indian languages

    There's a billion people in India that speak languages not supported in the app.
    SatNad himself will find use for this feature

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    Hi,

    We have added Bangla as one of our supported languages!

    With this new text translation language available, locals and travelers can communicate from and to Bangla throughout Bangladesh, the Indian subcontinent and around the globe by using the Microsoft Translator apps on their preferred device (Windows, Android, Kindle, or iOS).

    Please find more info on our blog: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/translation/2017/03/28/microsoft-announces-bangla-the-latest-language-supported-by-microsoft-translator/

    Best regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

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