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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  2. Sinhala - Sri Lanka

    සිංහල (sinhala) support is needed

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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.

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  5. Kurdish

    Bir Kürt olarak kendi dilimde okumak yazmak istiyorum

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  7. Kurdish

    “Zıman hebuna mirove”

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  9. 45 votes
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  11. 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.

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  12. Turkish Speech

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

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  13. Gujarati - Gujarat - India

    Add Gujarati language in translator

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  14. 39 votes
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  17. 36 votes
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  18. Provide different English accents

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

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  19. 35 votes
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