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. Twi

    I'd like to help with TWI translation. It's the most widely spoken language in Ghana. Ghana is fast becoming a tourist attraction hub in West Africa

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  2. malayalam

    malayalam language transalation is not available as of now anywhere.. i want microsoft to be the first to solve this issue which can address the issue of lot of keralites which is indeed a well known tourist place..

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  3. Sindhi language is a best

    I vote definitely language Sindhi

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  4. Sindhi

    I love Pakistan I Love my Pakistan Army I love Sindhi Pakistan

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  5. 3 votes
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  6. Sindh topi ajrakh wahra g yin

    Sindh topi ajrakh wahra geyin

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  7. 1 vote
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  9. No Cebuano. It is different from Tagalog. Google has it figured out, Bing does NOT.

    No Cebuano. It is different from Tagalog. Google has it figured out, Bing does NOT.

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  10. Tigrinya

    Eritrean Sprache gibt nicht bitte machen sie was?

    24 votes
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  11. Add language

    I’d like to see Irish Gaeilge added to your translating app

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  12. 2 votes
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  13. Macedonian language

    Can you please add the full language to the app

    2 votes
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  14. سنڌي

    ھٿ وڌايو سنڌ بچايو

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  15. Be sindhi

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

    6 votes
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  16. 4 votes
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  17. SHONA

    It,s a central language in Central Southern Africa

    1 vote
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  18. Greek

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

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  19. 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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  20. 1 vote
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