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 1+ 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.microsofttranslator.com/AT

If you have access to this type of text, or to a community committed to adding a new language, we offer free use of the Microsoft Translator Hub. Languages such as Hmong, Maja, Otomi, Welsh, and even Klingon have been added to the Microsoft Translator service by using the Hub.

To see an example of how a community can use the Microsoft Translator Hub you can watch this Hmong community video. https://youtu.be/UnROjeEHqDE

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. Malay camera translations - Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

    please add malay languange in camera for capture

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      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  6 - Camera (OCR)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add Ladin language - Italy

      Ladin (/læˈdiːn/[3] or /ləˈdiːn/;[4] Ladin: Ladin, Italian: Ladino, German: Ladinisch) is a Romance language consisting of a group of dialects that some consider part of a unitary Rhaeto-Romance language, mainly spoken in the Dolomite Mountains in Northern Italy in the provinces of South Tyrol, the Trentino, and the Belluno, by the Ladin people. It exhibits similarities to Swiss Romansh and Friulian.
      The precise extension of the Ladin language area is the subject of scholarly debates. A more narrow perspective includes only the dialects of the valleys around the Sella group, while wider definitions comprise the dialects of adjacent valleys in…

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        under review  ·  0 comments  ·  1 - Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Bosnian Image Translations - Bosnia

        Trying to translate a screenshot but keep getting, "I can't translate that." Want to translate from Bosnian and Croatian to English.

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          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  6 - Camera (OCR)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 23 votes
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          • Add Bantu language

            Bantu languages, a group of some 500 languages belonging to the Bantoid subgroup of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family. The Bantu languages are spoken in a very large area, including most of Africa from southern Cameroon eastward to Kenya and southward to the southernmost tip of the continent.

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              under review  ·  0 comments  ·  1 - Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Māori - New Zealand

              The Maori language of New Zealand is a Malayo-Polynesian language, a family of languages commonly divided into four sub-families, namely, Indonesian, Melanesian, Micronesian, and Polynesian.

              177 votes
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                under review  ·  4 comments  ·  1 - Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Please provide transliteration and/or phonetics for both original text (from-language) and translated text (to-language)

                Please add transliteration for both original text and translated text.

                Thanks for helping language leaners!

                177 votes
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                • 9 votes
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                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  3 - Offline  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 3 votes
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                      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  2 - Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 1 vote
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                        0 comments  ·  4 - Speech Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hi,

                        Thanks for your message on the Translator Forum. There are a number of languages in Morocco, but the two official languages are Modern Standard Arabic and Amazigh (Berber). Which one are you looking for?

                        Best regards,
                        Gwenda
                        Microsoft Translator Team

                      • 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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                        • Tamil OCR - Tamil Camera translatios - Tamizh - Tamil Nadu - union territory of Puducherry (Pondicherry) - India

                          Tamil Camera Translations - Tamizh - Tamil Nadu - union territory of Puducherry (Pondicherry) - India

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                            under review  ·  0 comments  ·  6 - Camera (OCR)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Bosnian Speech - Bosnia

                            Bosnian voice transmission

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                              under review  ·  1 comment  ·  4 - Speech Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Tagalog - Filipino offline for Windows - Philippines

                              Why do you have Tagalog in the Android version but not your Windows version. Downloadable please with voice recognition

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                                under review  ·  1 comment  ·  3 - Offline  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Javanese - Java - Indonesia

                                The national language of Indonesia is Bahasa Indonesia. The largest ethnic group on the island is Javanese, which has their own language dialect.
                                Javanese /dʒɑːvəˈniːz/[3] (ꦧꦱꦗꦮ, basa Jawa; Javanese pronunciation: [bɔsɔ dʒɔwɔ]) (colloquially known as ꦕꦫꦗꦮ, cara Jawa; Javanese pronunciation: [tjɔrɔ dʒɔwɔ]) is the language of the Javanese people from the central and eastern parts of the island of Java, in Indonesia. There are also pockets of Javanese speakers in the northern coast of western Java. It is the native language of more than 98 million people[4] (more than 42% of the total population of Indonesia).
                                Javanese is one of…

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                                  under review  ·  1 comment  ·  1 - Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Burmese - Burma - Myanmar

                                  The Burmese language is the official language of Burma. Although the Constitution of Burma officially recognizes the English name of the language as the Myanmar language, most English speakers continue to refer to the language as Burmese.

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                                  • 54 votes
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                                      under review  ·  28 comments  ·  2 - Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Chewa / Chichewa or Nyanja / Chinyanja, Zambia and Mozambique

                                      Chewa, also known as Nyanja, is a language of the Bantu language family. The noun class prefix chi- is used for languages, so the language is also called Chichewa and Chinyanja (spelled Cinyanja in Zambia, and Cinianja in Mozambique).

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                                      • Guaraní - Paraguay

                                        Guaraní is a Tupí-Guarani language spoken by about 4.6 million people in Paraguay. There are also small communities of Guaraní speakers in Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina.

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                                        • Haitian Creole Speech

                                          Please allow for Haitian Creole Speech in Translator

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