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. Please add Romaji

    The app translate only Kanji input. Add the Rōmaji input for non-Japanese people

    31 votes
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  2. Gujarati - Gujarat - India

    Add Gujarati language in translator

    43 votes
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  3. pinyin as a language option

    Pinyin as a language option for Chinese would be awesome. I typically need the Chinese with pinyin displayed. Or, pinyin because I need to understand how to say the Chinese and don't have the luxury to listen to spoken words but have the time to read pinyin with inclinations.

    13 votes
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  4. Irish - Ireland

    Irish (Gaeilge), also referred to as Gaelic or Irish Gaelic,[4] is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish people.

    112 votes
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  5. Telugu - Andhra Pradesh - Telangana - Yanam - India

    Telugu is a Dravidian language native to India. It stands alongside Hindi, English and Bengali as one of the only languages which predominate in more than one Indian state; it is the primary language in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, as well as in the town of Yanam where it is also an official language.

    97 votes
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  6. Romanian Speech - Romania

    Romanian is a Romance language spoken by around 24 million people as a native language, primarily in Romania and Moldova, and by another 4 million people as a second language. It has official status in Romania and the Republic of Moldova.

    26 votes
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  7. Khmer language - Cambodia

    My country is Cambodia and we use khmer language for daily use.
    Khmer /kmɛər/ or Cambodian (natively ភាសាខ្មែរ [pʰiːəsaː kʰmaːe], or more formally ខេមរភាសា [kʰeɛmaʔraʔ pʰiːəsaː]) is the language of the Khmer people and the official language of Cambodia.

    104 votes
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  8. Malay Speech - Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

    Add speech recognition support for Malay

    14 votes
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  9. Esperanto

    Include Esperanto!

    794 votes
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  10. Malayalam - Kerala - Lakshadweep - Puducherry - India

    Malayalam /mʌləˈjɑːləm/ , sometimes referred to as Kairali, is a language spoken in India, predominantly in the state of Kerala. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India and was designated a Classical Language in India in 2013. Malayalam has official language status in the state of Kerala and in the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry.

    103 votes
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  11. Cantonese offline

    Support Hong Kong language which is a mix of Cantonese and English

    17 votes
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