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. Kurdish

    every person should learn his native language, so as other languages Kurdish also must be every part of the world

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    • Kurdish

      every person should learn his native language, so as other languages Kurdish also must be every part of the world

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      • Provide different English accents

        Please provide different accents, example: Canadian, US, UK, Australia accents

        35 votes
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        • Kurdish

          Qedrê zimanê kurdî zanibe ey alema internetê! :)

          47 votes
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          • Kurdish

            “Zıman hebuna mirove”

            44 votes
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            • 35 votes
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              • 19 votes
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                • Kurdish

                  Ç

                  18 votes
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                  • Romani

                    Idioma utilizado por los gitanos

                    1 vote
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                    • Romani

                      Idioma utilizado por los gitanos

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                      • Please add British - United Kingdom

                        English as used in Great Britain, as distinct from that used elsewhere.

                        25 votes
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                        • Russain (roman letter)

                          Add Russian translation (Roman letters)under the (Cyrillic letters). Because we cannot read it. By the way, Google Translator had done it.

                          2 votes
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                          • furigana for Japanese kanji, please.

                            There's too many ways to pronounce each kanji, so furigaana would be very helpful

                            4 votes
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                            • English Canada

                              I Want to English translation. Canada

                              2 votes
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                              • I wish that Translator could transform English punctuation into Chinese punctuation as well as the rules of punctuation

                                For example, ", (with a blank)" into ",", and ". (with a blank)" into "。"

                                1 vote
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                                • Zhuyin - Bopomofo - Mandarin Chinese - Taiwan

                                  Zhuyin, popularly known as bopomofo, is a system designed to represent the Mandarin Chinese sounds. It is still used in Taiwan as a teaching aid for children and as the phonetic symbols in dictionaries.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Show the English Spelling of Japanese language

                                    Show the English Spelling of Japanese language to pronounce correctly

                                    for ex. Eng. Hello / ***. konichiwa

                                    The voice feature sound is distorted.

                                    7 votes
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                                    • Please add Romaji

                                      The app translate only Kanji input. Add the Rōmaji input for non-Japanese people

                                      31 votes
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                                      • pinyin as a language option

                                        Pinyin as a language option for Chinese would be awesome. I typically need the Chinese with pinyin displayed. Or, pinyin because I need to understand how to say the Chinese and don't have the luxury to listen to spoken words but have the time to read pinyin with inclinations.

                                        13 votes
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