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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  2. Irish

    Your app is fantastic, but was disappointed to find that Irish (Gaelic) is not a language included in your magnificent list. Please include Irish.
    Thank You.
    Go raibh maith agat.

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  3. A Nigerian language called Igbo

    A Nigerian language called Igbo.

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  7. Kannada

    Respected Microsoft Translator team

    Please update English through kannada language Translator

    6 votes

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  8. Igbo

    Language from east Nigeria

    4 votes

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  9. Southern Vietnamese

    The southern Vietnamese dialect, is more widely used outside of Vietnam, so if the text to speech option had a southern pronunciation option it'd make it easier to communicate with Vietnamese living outside of Vietnam.

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  10. د ښاغلی احمدی صاحب څخه نړی مننه کوم.زنداباد ژوندی اوسی جناب

    د ښاغلی احمدی صاحب څخه نړی مننه کوم.زنداباد ژوندی اوسی
    جناب

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  12. Hebraico TTS Android

    Gostaria de ter hebraico TTS no android. Hoje o android tem um pacote com varias linguas em TTS mas não tem hebraico.

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