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. Kurdish

    Size kurtce ceviri icin yardimci olmak istiyorum.

    10 votes
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  2. No Cebuano. It is different from Tagalog. Google has it figured out, Bing does NOT.

    No Cebuano. It is different from Tagalog. Google has it figured out, Bing does NOT.

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  3. 8 votes
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  4. Kannada

    Kannada is a official language of Indian state karnataka. It is classical language of india. It has got eight jnana peetha awards. Jnana peetha award is prestigious award in indian literature.

    6 votes
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  5. Albanian

    Gjuha Shqipe

    5 votes
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  6. 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.

    11 votes
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  7. 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.

    2 votes
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  8. SHONA

    It,s a central language in Central Southern Africa

    1 vote
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  9. زه غواړم چي پښتو ژبه باندي په مایکروسافټ کي کار وسي

    پښتو ژبه باید په مایکروسافټ کي شامله سي

    3 votes
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  10. 3 votes
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  11. 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.

    1 vote
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  12. Albanian

    Please introduce this language

    8 votes
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  13. Māori - New Zealand

    The Maori language of New Zealand is a Malayo-Polynesian language, a family of languages commonly divided into four sub-families, namely, Indonesian, Melanesian, Micronesian, and Polynesian.

    217 votes
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  14. 3 votes
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  15. سنڌي

    gogle v good accepted

    5 votes
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  16. 1 vote
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  17. Khoekhoe

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

    2 votes
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  18. Korean

    Add Korean

    7 votes
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  19. 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/showallin/kab/none) and another link to more information on Kabyle language (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabyle_language). Thank you for your attention.

    1 vote
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  20. Czech laguage addition

    addition of Czech language. Do not see it on the list for selection of spoken translation.

    3 votes
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