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. 71 votes
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  2. 60 votes
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  3. Thai Image & Speech Translations - Thailand

    Hello, Please add translation Thai to english from image (photo, or real time).

    59 votes
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  4. Kannada - Karnataka - India

    Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ) or Canarese, the official language of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Kannada is a Dravidian language spoken by about 44 million people in the Indian states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.

    49 votes
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  5. Sinhala - Sri Lanka

    සිංහල (sinhala) support is needed

    48 votes
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  6. Gàidhlig - Scotland

    Gàidhlig, known commonly in English as Scottish Gaelic, is a Celtic language native to Scotland. A member of the Goidelic branch of the Celtic languages, Gàidhlig, like Modern Irish and Manx, developed out of Middle Irish. Gàidhlig is also native to Eastern Canadian provinces, such as Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.

    43 votes
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  7. Turkish Speech

    Please add Turkish for Speech recognition, text to speech and speech translations

    43 votes
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  8. Gujarati - Gujarat - India

    Add Gujarati language in translator

    43 votes
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  9. Provide different English accents

    Please provide different accents, example: Canadian, US, UK, Australia accents

    37 votes
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  10. 35 votes
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  11. Armenian - Armenia

    It would be great to add support for English to Armenian, Armenian To English, Russian to Armenian, Armenian to Russian language pairs. There is plenty of existing high-quality translations available, so I think lack of resources wouldn't be a problem.

    34 votes
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  12. Macedonian - Macedonia

    Macedonian (/ˌmæsᵻˈdoʊniən/; македонски, tr. makedonski, pronounced [maˈkɛdɔnski ˈjazik] ( listen)) is a South Slavic language spoken as a first language by around two million people, principally in the Republic of Macedonia and the Macedonian diaspora, with a smaller number of speakers throughout the transnational region of Macedonia. It is the official language of the Republic of Macedonia and a recognized minority language in parts of Albania, Romania and Serbia.

    31 votes
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  13. Please add Romaji

    The app translate only Kanji input. Add the Rōmaji input for non-Japanese people

    31 votes
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  14. Native Portuguese - Portugal

    I wish I could translate to native Portuguese (Portugal), not Bazilian portuguese! For example, we say "casa de banho" not "banheiro"!

    30 votes
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  15. 27 votes
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  16. Gallego - Galician

    Teneis que agregar el idioma gallego, porque es un idioma muy hablado y no aparece en su traductor, sin embargo si aparece el catalán.
    Además el traductor de google si cuenta con el idioma gallego, y fue añadido al mismo tiempo que el catalan y el euskera hace ya muchos años.

    26 votes
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  17. Sanskrit - India - Nepal

    An ancient Indic language of India, in which the Hindu scriptures and classical Indian epic poems are written and from which many northern Indian languages are derived.

    26 votes
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  18. Romanian Speech - Romania

    Romanian is a Romance language spoken by around 24 million people as a native language, primarily in Romania and Moldova, and by another 4 million people as a second language. It has official status in Romania and the Republic of Moldova.

    26 votes
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  19. Amharic - Ethiopia

    Is there any way to work on getting an Amharic pack? Addis is becoming a more popular travel destination. I have a very rudimentary vocabulary in the language and would love to have more opportunities to learn and communicate. Thanks!

    Amharic is a Semitic language spoken in Ethiopia. It is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic, and the official working language of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Amharic is also the official or working language of several of the states within the federal system.

    22 votes
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  20. 20 votes
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