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. Latim

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  2. Zulu - isiZulu - South Africa

    Zulu (isiZulu) is one of the official languages of South Africa and is a member of the Bantu/Nguni family of languages. It is spoken by 10 million-plus people mainly in the Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga and Gauteng provinces.

    Zulu (or as a native would say, isiZulu), is a Bantu language spoken by over 10 million people in South Africa, especially in the Kwa-Zulu Natal province. Zulu is a member of the Southeastern, or Nguni, subgroup of the Bantu group of the Benue-Congo branch of the *****-Congo language family.

    17 votes
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  3. hmong

    Would like speech recognition services for Cortana and such for Hmong language. White or Green Hmong dialects is fine using the Nyiakeng Puachue Hmong Scripts that is being encoded by Unicode.

    3 votes
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  4. 4 votes
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  5. Add breton language - Brittany

    Breton is a Celtic language (ISO 639-1 br) spoken by more than 200,000 people in Brittany, there are about 17,000 children every year who learn Breton in bilingual schools (French / Breton) or entirely in Breton. The Breton language has a large literature, ancient and modern texts, and many media (radio, TV shows ...).

    Breton is a language very present on the web, many tools or site offer Breton like Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, Skype, Firefox, Wordpress, but Microsoft Translator does not yet support Breton and this causes many problems on the platforms like Twitter who use this Microsoft's tool.

    273 votes
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  6. Kinyarwanda - Ikinyarwanda - Rwanda

    Kinyarwanda (Ikinyarwanda) Kinyarwanda is a Bantu language spoken with about 12 million speakers who live mainly in Rwanda, where it is the national language, along with French and English. It is also spoken in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.

    9 votes
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  7. Why are there so many offline language packs available for iOS and Android, but not your own OS - Windows???

    I think it is disgusting that you're prioritising other platforms rather than Windows 10 app

    Refer the list and compare the supported languages and offline (downloadable) language packs available here:
    https://translator.microsoft.com/help/articles/languages/

    3 votes
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  8. 4 votes
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  9. Türkçeden diğer dillere sesli çeviri olsa çok iyi olur. Ayrıca Adigece sesli veya sessiz çevrilebilse çok memnun olurdum.

    Türkçeden diğer dillere sesli çeviri olması gerekir. Ayrıca Adigece sesli sessiz çeviri beni çok sevindirir.

    6 votes
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  10. Russain (roman letter)

    Add Russian translation (Roman letters)under the (Cyrillic letters). Because we cannot read it. By the way, Google Translator had done it.

    3 votes
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  11. Malay camera translations - Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

    please add malay languange in camera for capture

    8 votes
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  12. 3 votes
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    under review  ·  Gwenda responded

    Hi,

    Thanks for your message on the Translator Forum. There are a number of languages in Morocco, but the two official languages are Modern Standard Arabic and Amazigh (Berber). Which one are you looking for?

    Best regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  13. 4 votes
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  14. Please add Hausa - Nigeria, Niger

    Hausa is a Chadic language with about 39 million speakers. It is spoken mainly in northern Nigeria and Niger, and also in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, CAR, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Germany, Ghana, Sudan and Togo.

    12 votes
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  15. Add Bantu language

    Bantu languages, a group of some 500 languages belonging to the Bantoid subgroup of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family. The Bantu languages are spoken in a very large area, including most of Africa from southern Cameroon eastward to Kenya and southward to the southernmost tip of the continent.

    5 votes
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  16. Add Ladin language - Italy

    Ladin (/læˈdiːn/[3] or /ləˈdiːn/;[4] Ladin: Ladin, Italian: Ladino, German: Ladinisch) is a Romance language consisting of a group of dialects that some consider part of a unitary Rhaeto-Romance language, mainly spoken in the Dolomite Mountains in Northern Italy in the provinces of South Tyrol, the Trentino, and the Belluno, by the Ladin people. It exhibits similarities to Swiss Romansh and Friulian.
    The precise extension of the Ladin language area is the subject of scholarly debates. A more narrow perspective includes only the dialects of the valleys around the Sella group, while wider definitions comprise the dialects of adjacent valleys in…

    7 votes
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  17. Please add British - United Kingdom

    English as used in Great Britain, as distinct from that used elsewhere.

    25 votes
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  18. 6 votes
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  19. Tamil OCR - Tamil Camera translatios - Tamizh - Tamil Nadu - union territory of Puducherry (Pondicherry) - India

    Tamil Camera Translations - Tamizh - Tamil Nadu - union territory of Puducherry (Pondicherry) - India

    9 votes
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  20. furigana for Japanese kanji, please.

    There's too many ways to pronounce each kanji, so furigaana would be very helpful

    5 votes
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