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. Italiano

    Traduzioni da inglese a italiano

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      • Arabic dialects

        You should have multiple dialects for Arabic

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          Hi,

          A while ago you have asked Microsoft to add Arabic dialects.

          We are happy to announce that we have released Levantine, an Arabic dialect spoken in countries such as Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria, as its latest AI-powered speech translation language.

          It will help businesses, educators, travelers, and non-profits communicate across the language barrier with Levantine speakers during meetings, presentations, and Skype calls.

          Please learn more about it here:
          https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/translation/2018/06/27/levantine/

          Sincerely,
          Gwenda
          Microsoft Translator Team

        • Slovenian

          želim prevod iz angleščine v slovenščino
          I want the translation from English to Slovene

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          • বাংলা

            Please help

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            • Where has Chinese offline gone?

              Chinese offline had disappeared and I'm not happy about it

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                0 comments  ·  3 - Offline  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hello, We’ve had some issues with Chinese offline that have been resolved. Please uninstall the app from your device and then go to the online app store to download the latest version.

                Best regards,
                Gwenda
                Microsoft Translator Team

              • Chinese Pinyin

                You should allow translation from Chinese pinyin into other languages. Google translate has that function

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                • 为什么没有离线中文翻译可以下载

                  没有离线中文翻译可以下载

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                    0 comments  ·  3 - Offline  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hello and thanks for your message.

                    Please update your app to the latest version and you will see that Chinese is again available for download.

                    Best regards,

                    Gwenda
                    Microsoft Translator Team

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                    • German

                      for updates to our language coverage

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                      • 3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  4 - Speech Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi,
                          Turkish is available for offline use. The downloadable language packs for the Microsoft Translator app for iOS, Android, and Fire are the world’s first Deep Neural Network-powered offline translation engine. By downloading free offline packs, you can get near online-quality translations, even when you are not connected to the Internet.
                          Best regards,
                          Gwenda
                          Microsoft Translator Team

                        • 2 votes
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                            • Bing Translator for Mandarin to Spanish needs a major overhaul.

                              Bing Translator for Mandarin to Spanish cannot translate full sentences at all, and occasionally fails on single words. Furthermore, it does not show any pinyin at all, and does not show any alternative translations. At least 1,500 people speak Mandarin and 650 million speak Spanish. Needs to improve.

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                              • 2 votes
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                                • Mandarin

                                  its one of (if not the) most used languages... so? What are we waiting for ???

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                                    0 comments  ·  3 - Offline  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Both Chinese Traditional and Chinese Simplified are available for offline use. The downloadable language packs for the Microsoft Translator app for iOS, Android, and Fire are the world’s first Deep Neural Network-powered offline translation engine. By downloading free offline packs, you can get near online-quality translations, even when you are not connected to the Internet.
                                    Best regards,
                                    Gwenda
                                    Microsoft Translator Team

                                  • 3 votes
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                                      Hello and thanks for your message.

                                      We have several options for this:

                                      1. If you have IE you can right click on the page and you’ll see the option to translate with Bing.

                                      2. If you use Windows Edge and installed the Windows anniversary update then you can download the extension. Please find more information here:
                                      https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/translation/2016/08/04/microsoft-translator-now-available-for-all-edge-users-with-the-windows-10-anniversary-update/

                                      Best regards,
                                      Gwenda
                                      Microsoft Translator Team

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

                                      Tamil language, Tamil spoken primarily in India. It is the official language of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the union territory of Puducherry (Pondicherry).

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                                        66 comments  ·  1 - Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Microsoft Translator is excited to announce the launch of our latest text translation language: Tamil!

                                        Download the app on Android, iOS, or Windows to start communicating to and from Tamil*, and check out our blogpost for more information: www.aka.ms/translatortamilblog

                                        *Tamil speech to text not yet available.

                                        Best regards,
                                        Gwenda
                                        Microsoft Translator Team

                                      • How can I save the words which I translates

                                        In Google Translator, I can save the words Which I get, after translation

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                                          Thanks for your message. It depends on the app you are using. If you are using the phone app then you can save a translation by tapping the pin icon. If you later want to look up the saved translation just tap on the clock at the bottom left of our main screen.

                                          Best regards,
                                          Gwenda
                                          Microsoft Translator Team

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                                            Hi,

                                            We have added Bangla as one of our supported languages!

                                            With this new text translation language available, locals and travelers can communicate from and to Bangla throughout Bangladesh, the Indian subcontinent and around the globe by using the Microsoft Translator apps on their preferred device (Windows, Android, Kindle, or iOS).

                                            Please find more info on our blog: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/translation/2017/03/28/microsoft-announces-bangla-the-latest-language-supported-by-microsoft-translator/

                                            Best regards,
                                            Gwenda
                                            Microsoft Translator Team

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