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. 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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  4. Tigrinya

    Eritrean Sprache gibt nicht bitte machen sie was?

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  5. Macedonian language

    Can you please add the full language to the app

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  6. SHONA

    It,s a central language in Central Southern Africa

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  7. 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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  9. 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.

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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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  14. 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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  15. 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. 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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