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. Sindhi - Sindh - Pakistan - India

    Sindhi /ˈsɪndi/[6] (سنڌي, सिन्धी, Sindhi) is an Indo-Aryan language of the historical Sindh region, spoken by the Sindhi people. It is the official language of the Pakistani province of Sindh.[7][8][9] In India, Sindhi is one of the scheduled languages officially recognized by the federal government. The native speakers of Sindhi are 75 million (2015)[1]. I and many of us have already helped Google Translate in adding Sindhi in its translation system and Google have ranked me major contributor and among top 5% of Google Translate Community. I am writing to request me along with my team/community members are ready to…

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      • Latin

        I posted at May 16, 2015 1:18 AM on "Machine Translation and Language Tools > Microsoft Translator Developer & Web Master Support":

        "When I saw Bing translator support in Kindle for iPhone, which I use for almost all of my recreational reading, the first thing I did was download a sample from The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco. This brilliant novel dazzled me years ago when I tried to read it but ultimately defeated me with its long, untranslated Latin passages. I'm not kidding, I really was giddy with excitement at the prospect of reading it and emulating…

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        • Uyghur - Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China

          I am a teacher in Xinjiang University, China, and a researcher at the Key Laboratory of intelligent information processing of Xinjiang University. We find it is necessary to add Uyghur language in Bing Ttranslator.

          Uyghur is a Turkic language with about 10 million speakers mainly in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, and also in Afghanistan, Australia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Turkey, the USA and Uzbekistan.

          90 votes
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          • 4 votes
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            • Hebrew - Camera translations (OCR)

              recognize Hebrew in pictures

              3 votes
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              • Telugu - Andhra Pradesh - Telangana - Yanam - India

                Telugu is a Dravidian language native to India. It stands alongside Hindi, English and Bengali as one of the only languages which predominate in more than one Indian state; it is the primary language in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, as well as in the town of Yanam where it is also an official language.

                43 votes
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                • Arabic dialects

                  You should have multiple dialects for Arabic

                  5 votes
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                  • Maori

                    Māori or Maori (/ˈmaʊəri/; Māori pronunciation: [ˈmaːɔɾi] ( listen)) is an Eastern Polynesian language spoken by the Māori people, the indigenous population of New Zealand. Since 1987, it has been one of New Zealand's official languages. It is closely related to Cook Islands Māori, Tuamotuan, and Tahitian.
                    According to a 2001 survey on the health of the Māori language, the number of very fluent adult speakers was about 9% of the Māori population, or 30,000 adults.[4] A national census undertaken in 2006 says that about 4% of the New Zealand population,[5] or 23.7% of the Māori population, could hold a conversation in…

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                    • 3 votes
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                      • Arabic vowels support

                        Support for Arabic vowels is needed, changing a vowel somewhere in a word can change what it means
                        Example:
                        مُنَظَم: organized
                        مُنَظِم: organizer
                        A small change in the vowel of the letter before the last letter changed what the word means

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                        • 6 votes
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                          • Georgian - Georgia

                            please add georgian language

                            52 votes
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                            • Belarusian - Belarus

                              Беларуский язык, после более 200 летнего уничтожения российской империей необходимо популяризовать.
                              Belarusian is an East-Slavic language spoken by over 9 million people as a first language in Belarus and in other countries.

                              3 votes
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                              • Hebrew offline for Windows

                                PLEASE ADD HEBREW ENGLISH OFFLINE

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                                • Esperanto

                                  Include Esperanto!

                                  668 votes
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                                  • Malayalam - Kerala - Lakshadweep - Puducherry - India

                                    Malayalam /mʌləˈjɑːləm/ , sometimes referred to as Kairali, is a language spoken in India, predominantly in the state of Kerala. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India and was designated a Classical Language in India in 2013. Malayalam has official language status in the state of Kerala and in the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry.

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                                    • 23 votes
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                                      • Swahili - Most spoken African language

                                        Swahili is the most spoken African language and in most countries in East Africa Swahili is spoken. It is spoken by almost everyone in Tanzania. It is also widely used in Kenya and Uganda with many people using it in Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Zambia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe also.

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                                        • Khmer language - Cambodia

                                          My country is Cambodia and we use khmer language for daily use.
                                          Khmer /kmɛər/ or Cambodian (natively ភាសាខ្មែរ [pʰiːəsaː kʰmaːe], or more formally ខេមរភាសា [kʰeɛmaʔraʔ pʰiːəsaː]) is the language of the Khmer people and the official language of Cambodia.

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