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. Kurdish

    Kürtçe'ye saygı istiyoruz. Dilimizi sosyal alemde kullanmak istiyoruz.

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  2. Kurdish

    Kurdish is World Language

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  3. Kurdish

    I love kurdish

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  4. 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.

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  5. Kurdish

    Kurdish is World Language

    32 votes
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  6. Kurdish

    Dil, bir neslin bir milletin varoluşudur. Bu yüzden Kürtçe de 21.yüzyılda internet ve medyada yerini almalıdır

    32 votes
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  7. 32 votes
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  11. 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.

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  12. Please add Romaji

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

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  13. 30 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"!

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  15. Kurdish

    Kurdish is World Language

    29 votes
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  16. 27 votes
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