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. Songhay

    تحسيات للغلة

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  2. 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

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  3. s_s

    0551400220

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  4. 1 vote
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  5. uq

    question

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  6. sq1

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  7. Albanian language

    We need to have Albanian language

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  8. Venda

    I would like to have Venda to English translation

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  9. Albenian

    I want to translate from albenian

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  10. Dutch speech recognition

    It would be a great help if the Dutch language would be recognized for the powerpoint subtitles.

    2 votes
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  11. Dutch speech recognition

    It would be a great help if the Dutch language would be recognized for the powerpoint subtitles.

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  12. 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.

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  13. Hebrew to English

    It would be fantastic to have conversations from Hebrew to English. Now there is no way to have the Hebrew converted to English in text, conversation or photo.

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  14. 1 vote
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  15. text speech: Pashto language

    please add text speech to Pashto language and text scanner to Pashto language.
    and also Pashto language assistant add please.
    Thanks
    دغه کومک وکی یارانو

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  16. Hebrew to english with cameta

    Can't get pic of the words and have it translated

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  17. На пущту 100 м гавор

    Язык пашто должен воити в майкрософт. На этом языки говорят около 100 мил человек мира.

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  19. Казахский язык

    Казахский язык

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  20. 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.

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