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. Tagalog - Filipino offline for Windows - Philippines

    Why do you have Tagalog in the Android version but not your Windows version. Downloadable please with voice recognition

    8 votes
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  2. 17 votes
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  3. Brazilian Portugese

    Portugese and Brazilian Portuguese have differences and I deal more with Brazilians

    15 votes
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  4. Gàidhlig - Scotland

    Gàidhlig, known commonly in English as Scottish Gaelic, is a Celtic language native to Scotland. A member of the Goidelic branch of the Celtic languages, Gàidhlig, like Modern Irish and Manx, developed out of Middle Irish. Gàidhlig is also native to Eastern Canadian provinces, such as Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.

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  5. Marathi - Maharashtra - Goa - India

    Add marathi language
    Marathi is an Indian language spoken predominantly by the Marathi people of Maharashtra. It is the official language and co-official language in the Maharashtra and Goa states of Western India, respectively, and is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India.

    182 votes
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  6. 60 votes
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  7. Turkish Speech

    Please add Turkish for Speech recognition, text to speech and speech translations

    43 votes
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  8. Romanian image translations - Romania

    In the EU it is important to have a translator for a fast scan of documents

    9 votes
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  9. Lao - Laos

    Lao, also referred to as Laotian, (ລາວ 'lao' or ພາສາລາວ 'lao language') is a tonal language of the Tai–Kadai language family. It is the official language of Laos, and also spoken in the northeast of Thailand, where it is usually referred to as the Isan language.

    The Lao language serves as an important lingua franca as the country of Laos consists of multiple ethnic groups, whose population speaks about 86 different languages.

    Spoken Lao is mutually intelligible with the Thai language (the two languages are written with slightly different scripts but are linguistically similar).

    Lao, like many languages in Laos,…

    12 votes
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  10. Papiamento - Dutch Antilles

    The language of the Dutch Antilles islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.

    10 votes
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  11. Sanskrit - India - Nepal

    An ancient Indic language of India, in which the Hindu scriptures and classical Indian epic poems are written and from which many northern Indian languages are derived.

    26 votes
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  12. Uyghur - Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China

    I am a teacher in Xinjiang University, China, and a researcher at the Key Laboratory of intelligent information processing of Xinjiang University. We find it is necessary to add Uyghur language in Bing Ttranslator.

    Uyghur is a Turkic language with about 10 million speakers mainly in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, and also in Afghanistan, Australia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Turkey, the USA and Uzbekistan.

    95 votes
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  13. Provide different English accents

    Please provide different accents, example: Canadian, US, UK, Australia accents

    37 votes
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  14. Bosnian Speech - Bosnia

    Bosnian voice transmission

    16 votes
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  15. Sindhi - Sindh - Pakistan - India

    Sindhi /ˈsɪndi/[6] (سنڌي, सिन्धी, Sindhi) is an Indo-Aryan language of the historical Sindh region, spoken by the Sindhi people. It is the official language of the Pakistani province of Sindh.[7][8][9] In India, Sindhi is one of the scheduled languages officially recognized by the federal government. The native speakers of Sindhi are 75 million (2015)[1]. I and many of us have already helped Google Translate in adding Sindhi in its translation system and Google have ranked me major contributor and among top 5% of Google Translate Community. I am writing to request me along with my team/community members are ready to…

    21,421 votes
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  16. 16 votes
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  17. Macedonian - Macedonia

    Macedonian (/ˌmæsᵻˈdoʊniən/; македонски, tr. makedonski, pronounced [maˈkɛdɔnski ˈjazik] ( listen)) is a South Slavic language spoken as a first language by around two million people, principally in the Republic of Macedonia and the Macedonian diaspora, with a smaller number of speakers throughout the transnational region of Macedonia. It is the official language of the Republic of Macedonia and a recognized minority language in parts of Albania, Romania and Serbia.

    31 votes
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  18. 35 votes
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  19. Kurdish language - Kürtçe - Northern Kurdish (Kurmanji), Central Kurdish (Sorani), and Southern Kurdish (Pehlewani)

    Kurdish or Kürtçe is a continuum of Northwestern Iranian languages spoken by the Kurds in Western Asia. Kurdish forms three dialect groups known as Northern Kurdish (Kurmanji), Central Kurdish (Sorani), and Southern Kurdish (Pehlewani). A separate group of languages, Zaza-Gorani, is also spoken by several million Kurds, but is linguistically not Kurdish.

    468 votes
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  20. Native Portuguese - Portugal

    I wish I could translate to native Portuguese (Portugal), not Bazilian portuguese! For example, we say "casa de banho" not "banheiro"!

    30 votes
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