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. Lotha

    I wish there were more languages of Northeast India supported by this software

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  2. Tamazight

    The Tamazight language is one spoken by millions in North Africa and there is an increased interest in it

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  3. 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

    4 votes
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  4. Seychelles creole french

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

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  5. 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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  6. Sign language

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

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  7. 5 votes
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  8. Kindly include Gujarati language and Sanskrit language

    Please include Gujarati and Sanskrit language.

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  9. 1 vote
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  10. A Nigerian language called Igbo.

    A Nigerian language called Igbo.

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  11. Songhay

    تحسيات للغلة

    2 votes
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  12. Kannada Language support in outlook translator

    Kannada is the official language used by Karnataka State In India with a population of 66 million and growing . Kannadigas ( people who speak kannada) . We from the state of karnataka request Microsoft outlook team to provide support for the kannada translator. We are willing to provide the support for any information for making it a success. Please Kindly add support for kannada translator

    282 votes
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  13. Albanian language

    We need to have Albanian language

    5 votes
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  14. Pashto

    Pashto is one of the languages that is spoken in the world and millions of people use it so, it should also be add to Microsoft.

    2 votes
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  15. 1 vote
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  16. Chuukese

    Please add Chuukese / Trukese to your supported languages. Currently, there is no translation service available for this language from Micronesia. Many schools are struggling to support these students. The only way to translate currently is a hard copy book from before the language was re-named from trukese to chuukese.

    12 votes
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  17. please include

    please include malayalam language

    5 votes
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  18. Bemba

    Bemba is the first most spoken Language of Zambia with more than 35% of Zambians in all parts of the country but mostly in Northern, Muchinga, Central, Luapula and Copperbelt Provinces.

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  19. Sicilian

    Sicilian dialect.

    1 vote
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  20. Pashto

    If any support needed to add this language, we can help anytime.

    3 votes
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