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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  1. Xitsonga - southern African Bantu language - Tsonga people

    Xitsonga
    Tshivhenda
    Setswana
    Sepedi

    The Tsonga language (Xitsonga) is a southern African Bantu language spoken by the Tsonga people. It is mutually intelligible with Tswa and Ronga, and the name "Tsonga" is often used as a cover term for all three, also sometimes referred to as Tswa-Ronga.

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  2. سنڌي

    gogle v good accepted

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  3. 1 vote
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  4. Khoekhoe

    Khoekhoe is one of South Africa's First nation languages, also one of the World's first languages.

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  5. 1 vote
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  6. Korean

    Add Korean

    7 votes
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  7. Taqbaylit

    We would like you to add the Kabyle language, which has a very active open source community to move things forward. Here is a link to an overview of the community's work on voice donation (https://voice.mozilla.org/kab) as well as another link to sentence corpus donations (https://tatoeba.org/eng/sentences/show_all_in/kab/none) and another link to more information on Kabyle language (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabyle_language). Thank you for your attention.

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  8. Albanian

    Please introduce this language

    6 votes
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  9. Kurdish

    I want Kurdish language

    6 votes
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  10. 6 votes
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  11. 6 votes
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  12. د ښاغلی احمدی صاحب څخه نړی مننه کوم.زنداباد ژوندی اوسی جناب

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

    2 votes
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  13. Kurdish

    em bı kurdi dı xwazın

    6 votes
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  14. Albanian

    Gjuha Shqipe

    3 votes
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  15. 2 votes
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  16. 2 votes
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  17. Formal vs informal

    I would like to be able to use the informal version of languages in translations, such as in French “vous” is formal whereas “tu” is informal.

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  18. Punjabi - Punjab - Pakistan and India

    Can punjabi be added please.
    Punjabi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by 102 million native speakers worldwide, making it the 10th most widely spoken language (2015) in the world. It is the native language of the Punjabi people who inhabit the historical Punjab region of Pakistan and India. It is the only living language among the Indo-European languages which is a fully tonal language.

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  19. Can you add Vietnamese for Speech Recognition?

    Can you add Vietnamese for Speech Recognition? I've been waiting for years for it and been dying. And now Google Keyboard has Vietnamese and have beaten Microsoft. I've wanted to buy a Windows Tablet but it doesn't support Vietnamese speech to text compare to Android Tablet. Can there a visible timeline of webpage link of progression for the Vietnamese language? Also is it possible to have a "word suggestion" on the keyboard for Vietnamese like Google Keyboard? I think the method of typing like Google Keyboard is faster than how Microsoft keyboard when typing Vietnamese. Try "Google Input Tools" https://www.google.com/inputtools/try/

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  20. 1 vote
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