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. Sinhala සිංහල

    I hope to see our language "sinhala" on this app as soon as possible.

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  2. Urdu in image text reading

    Urdu language be recognizable/translatable in image.

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  3. 杜娟

    找回点以前的资料

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  5. There is no sinhala

    Sri lankan languge have to add

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  6. When i use the camera detect is displayed when i open detect Arabic is not on the list.

    When I use the camera translator it gives detect when I open dectect, Arabic is not displayed in the opened list of languages.

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  7. When i use the camera detect is displayed when i open detect Arabic is not on the list.

    When I use the camera translator it gives detect when I open dectect, Arabic is not displayed in the opened list of languages.

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  8. Tamazight

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

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  9. 1 vote
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  10. 2 votes
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  11. Pashtoo

    Pashto is a language of more 100 million people around the world.

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  12. 2 votes
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  13. 2 votes
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  14. Kurdish please!

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

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  15. 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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  16. Telugu

    Telugu is known as Italian of the East

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  17. 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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  18. Chichewa

    This language is from malawi

    4 votes
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  19. 3 votes
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