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

If there is a language you would like to see added, you can let us know below. If someone has already mentioned the language you are interested in, you can cast an additional vote.

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  1. 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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    • Hebrew - Camera translations (OCR)

      recognize Hebrew in pictures

      2 votes
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      • Hebrew offline for Windows

        PLEASE ADD HEBREW ENGLISH OFFLINE

        6 votes
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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.

            23 votes
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            • 23 votes
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                under review  ·  2 comments  ·  2 - Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 3 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.

                  6 votes
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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.

                    47 votes
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                    • Native Portuguese - Portugal

                      I wish I could translate to native Portuguese (Portugal), not Bazilian portuguese! For example, we say "casa de banho" not "banheiro"!

                      17 votes
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                      • Brazilian Portugese

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

                        11 votes
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                        • 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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                          • 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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                            • Basque

                              Basque is a language with no known linguistic relatives spoken by about 660,000 people mainly in the Basque country (Euskal Herria) in the north of Spain and the south west of France.

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                              • Indonesian - offline for Windows

                                please add offline translation for Indonesian Language

                                28 votes
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                                • Add Japanese offline for Windows Devices

                                  Add Japanese-English and English -Japanese for offline translation please.

                                  67 votes
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                                  • Irish - Ireland

                                    Irish (Gaeilge), also referred to as Gaelic or Irish Gaelic,[4] is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish people.

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                                    • Klingon - offline

                                      Make Klingon language pack downloadable.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Klingon - Speech

                                        Voice translation in klingon would be a great and fun feature

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