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. Kannada one of the Classical language of World..

    Kannada is one of the oldest language still spoken as mother tounge by at least 5-6 Crore people around the world, Please add Kannada to the translator as Kannada official language state Karnataka and Bengaluru is it's capital which is one of the highest migrated populus city today in India in fact in world it will help to migrants learn our Kannada to all who all intereste..

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  4. Kurdish

    Wexta zimanê Kurdî!

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  5. 17 votes
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  6. Kurdish

    Kürtçenin olmasını istiyoruz

    16 votes
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  7. Zulu - isiZulu - South Africa

    Zulu (isiZulu) is one of the official languages of South Africa and is a member of the Bantu/Nguni family of languages. It is spoken by 10 million-plus people mainly in the Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga and Gauteng provinces.

    Zulu (or as a native would say, isiZulu), is a Bantu language spoken by over 10 million people in South Africa, especially in the Kwa-Zulu Natal province. Zulu is a member of the Southeastern, or Nguni, subgroup of the Bantu group of the Benue-Congo branch of the *****-Congo language family.

    16 votes
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  9. Bosnian Speech - Bosnia

    Bosnian voice transmission

    16 votes
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  10. 16 votes
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  11. Cantonese offline

    Support Hong Kong language which is a mix of Cantonese and English

    16 votes
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  12. Kurdish

    Kürtçe telefon dili olsun

    15 votes
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  13. Brazilian Portugese

    Portugese and Brazilian Portuguese have differences and I deal more with Brazilians

    15 votes
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  14. 14 votes
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  15. Thai offline for Windows

    English - thai language offline.

    14 votes
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  16. Malay Speech - Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

    Add speech recognition support for Malay

    14 votes
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  17. pinyin as a language option

    Pinyin as a language option for Chinese would be awesome. I typically need the Chinese with pinyin displayed. Or, pinyin because I need to understand how to say the Chinese and don't have the luxury to listen to spoken words but have the time to read pinyin with inclinations.

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  18. Kurdish

    Bila zimanê kurdî bibe zimanê teknolojî

    12 votes
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  19. Kurdish

    İstiyoruz hemde can ile gönülden

    12 votes
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  20. Please add Hausa - Nigeria, Niger

    Hausa is a Chadic language with about 39 million speakers. It is spoken mainly in northern Nigeria and Niger, and also in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, CAR, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Germany, Ghana, Sudan and Togo.

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