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. Korean

    Add Korean

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      • Choctaw

        Only Native American tribe to help fight off Spanish invasions & British after independence. Never at war with U.S. First code talkers (14) helped win WWI.

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        • Kurdish sorany

          Very important 40milion people speaking kurdish

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          • Listening mode

            Here is the use case. I am a technology consultant and I visit Sweden a lot. there are many times I am in a meeting and then the people around me talk Swedish, and I am just in listening mode, not able to understand what is being said. All I would like (love!) is to open my translator app, and click a button to keep listening and translating , from Swedish to English. the app would be listening via the the phone microphone, and would display as text / chat stream so I can follow along discretely.

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            • Kurdish

              Bir Kürt olarak kendi dilimde okumak yazmak istiyorum

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              • Kirghize

                Kirghizistan

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                  • Sloveno

                    La traduzione vocale mi sarebbe molto utile

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                    • فارسی

                      سلام لطفاً برای ترجمه مکالمه از
                      زبانن فارسی به انگلیسی وفرانسوی برای اسکایپ لطفا

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