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. Kalaallisut

    Inuugujoq, Kalaallisut oqaatsit aamma atulersigit.

    We wish Microsoft Translator to add Kalaallisut language working with Oqaasileriffik - The Language Secretariat of Greenland to your language family.

    Like you worked with Māori also throughout other parts of Microsoft!
    Good luck! It is a huge wish for our indiginous language in order to be preserved and develop like other languages. I’d like to add this to all categories.

    Thank you for reading my contribution.

    Keep up the good work!

    //Michael
    Inuk Kalaaleq

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  2. 2 votes
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  3. Karen language

    The Karen language (ကညီကျိာ်) is spoken by around 4 million native speakers in Myanmar and Thailand. There are a large Karen community living in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, and all over Europe. It would be a great progress for our Karen people if we can have access to Karen translation. If you could add Karen language to the service, we would gladly help translate millions of words into Karen language. We want to help to make this happen. The Karen language is also known as S'gaw Karen language however, Karen alone is commonly known.…

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  4. অসমীয়া

    অসমীয়া ভাষাৰ ব্যৱহাৰ আৰম্ভ কৰা প্ৰয়োজন ।
    Want to add assamese language. I am a language student. So if you need any kind of help to add assamese language please contact me or email me I will definitely help Microsoft team. Please let me know how do I add assamese language. I am from Assam.

    2 votes
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  6. Czech

    Czech language speech

    2 votes
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  7. Malayalam

    I only need additional languages on the app, especially Malayalam.

    2 votes
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  8. Malayalam

    I am living in Kerala in India. Malayalam is our language. Kindly request you to add our language

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  9. s_s

    0551400220

    2 votes
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  10. Dutch speech recognition

    It would be a great help if the Dutch language would be recognized for the powerpoint subtitles.

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  11. text speech: Pashto language

    please add text speech to Pashto language and text scanner to Pashto language.
    and also Pashto language assistant add please.
    Thanks
    دغه کومک وکی یارانو

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  12. 2 votes
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  13. When you wana add marathi language in Microsoft translator

    You add a marathi language Microsoft translator

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  14. We want to use Microsoft products in Kurdish.

    We want Kurdish language support in all Microsoft products. Microsoft should support a language that speaks about fifty million people. We want to use Microsoft products in Kurdish.

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  15. Speech to speech English to Vietnamese and reverse

    Speech to speech English to Vietnamese and reverse

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  16. Pashto

    If any support needed to add this language, we can help anytime.

    2 votes
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  17. Здравствуйте. Добавьте пожалуйста казахский язык

    Очень много знакомых в Казахстане. Хотелось бы общаться с ними на их языке

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  18. 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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  19. Sindh topi ajrakh wahra g yin

    Sindh topi ajrakh wahra geyin

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  20. 2 votes
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