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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  4. Kannada

    Kannada is a official language of Indian state karnataka. It is classical language of india. It has got eight jnana peetha awards. Jnana peetha award is prestigious award in indian literature.

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  6. Can you add Vietnamese for Speech Recognition?

    Can you add Vietnamese for Speech Recognition? I've been waiting for years for it and been dying. And now Google Keyboard has Vietnamese and have beaten Microsoft. I've wanted to buy a Windows Tablet but it doesn't support Vietnamese speech to text compare to Android Tablet. Can there a visible timeline of webpage link of progression for the Vietnamese language? Also is it possible to have a "word suggestion" on the keyboard for Vietnamese like Google Keyboard? I think the method of typing like Google Keyboard is faster than how Microsoft keyboard when typing Vietnamese. Try "Google Input Tools" https://www.google.com/inputtools/try/

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  11. Kurdish

    Ez Kurdî dixwazim

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  13. Sindhi

    It is 5000 Oldest Language

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  15. Urdu

    I want to speak Urdu and wanna translate it in English

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  17. سنڌي

    gogle v good accepted

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  18. South American versions of Spanish (Mexico & Venezuela, Columbia)

    I need an English to Spanish (Mexico) translator.

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  19. Kurdish

    every person should learn his native language, so as other languages Kurdish also must be every part of the world

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  20. Kurdish

    every person should learn his native language, so as other languages Kurdish also must be every part of the world

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