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. سنڌي

    ھٿ وڌايو سنڌ بچايو

    2 votes
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  2. Be sindhi

    Speak Sindhi.save Sindhi people and work every time for Sindhi people.

    6 votes
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  3. 4 votes
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  4. SHONA

    It,s a central language in Central Southern Africa

    1 vote
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  5. Greek

    Is it possible to add Greek language so that spoken Greek is translated in written Greek

    4 votes
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  6. Southern Vietnamese

    The southern Vietnamese dialect, is more widely used outside of Vietnam, so if the text to speech option had a southern pronunciation option it'd make it easier to communicate with Vietnamese living outside of Vietnam.

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  7. 1 vote
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  8. Taqbaylit

    We would like you to add the Kabyle language, which has a very active open source community to move things forward. Here is a link to an overview of the community's work on voice donation (https://voice.mozilla.org/kab) as well as another link to sentence corpus donations (https://tatoeba.org/eng/sentences/show_all_in/kab/none) and another link to more information on Kabyle language (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabyle_language). Thank you for your attention.

    1 vote
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  9. 2 votes
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  10. Formal vs informal

    I would like to be able to use the informal version of languages in translations, such as in French “vous” is formal whereas “tu” is informal.

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  11. SINDHI IS BEST LANGUAGE

    SINDHI IS THE LOVELY LANGUAGE

    8 votes
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  12. Syriac

    Língua siríaca clássica seria um sonho realizado de muitos ter essa língua maravilhosa em tradutores Classical Syriac Language would be a dream realized many have this wonderful language in translators

    3 votes
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  13. 1 vote
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  14. 1 vote
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  15. 1 vote
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  16. Easy and handy to using when you on rush.

    Perfect for translation should be can do speach recognize, text translation and easy to find storage. If can make it offline that is very good for user.

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  17. Chitonga

    I can help translate from English to Chitonga or Tonga as commonly called. The language is spoken in Zambia and the northern part of Zimbabwe

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  18. Thai language should be add

    Thai language not scan by this app

    3 votes
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  19. Coptic

    Coptic is the last evolution of the Egyptian language and it's the language spoken by the egyptian Christians and some of egyptian Muslims to day

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  20. Khoekhoe

    Khoekhoe is one of South Africa's First nation languages, also one of the World's first languages.

    2 votes
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