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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  3. EN-GB to EN-US

    It would be great to get "translations" for different language localizations via either the /translate or the /dictionary apis. A simple web search shows that this is a wide-spread need that has few if any pre-built solutions.

    This would be useful for all variations of english as well as any other language with country-specific words such as spanish.

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  5. زه غواړم چي پښتو ژبه باندي په مایکروسافټ کي کار وسي

    پښتو ژبه باید په مایکروسافټ کي شامله سي

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  6. زه غواړم چي پښتو ژبه باندي په مایکروسافټ کي کار وسي

    پښتو ژبه باید په مایکروسافټ کي شامله سي

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  8. د ښاغلی احمدی صاحب څخه نړی مننه کوم.زنداباد ژوندی اوسی جناب

    د ښاغلی احمدی صاحب څخه نړی مننه کوم.زنداباد ژوندی اوسی
    جناب

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  9. pashtoo

    Pashtoo

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  14. Can you please make so that Samoan L

    Can you please make so that Samoan Language can be changed to in the essentials and in favorites.

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  15. Kannada

    Respected Microsoft Translator team
    Please update English through kannada language Translator

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  16. 2 votes
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  18. regional

    regional

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  19. Saraiki

    Saraiki language must be added.

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