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. Uyghur - Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China

    I am a teacher in Xinjiang University, China, and a researcher at the Key Laboratory of intelligent information processing of Xinjiang University. We find it is necessary to add Uyghur language in Bing Ttranslator.

    Uyghur is a Turkic language with about 10 million speakers mainly in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, and also in Afghanistan, Australia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Turkey, the USA and Uzbekistan.

    95 votes
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      under review  ·  7 comments  ·  1 - Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bosnian Speech - Bosnia

      Bosnian voice transmission

      15 votes
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        under review  ·  3 comments  ·  4 - Speech Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Macedonian - Macedonia

        Macedonian (/ˌmæsᵻˈdoʊniən/; македонски, tr. makedonski, pronounced [maˈkɛdɔnski ˈjazik] ( listen)) is a South Slavic language spoken as a first language by around two million people, principally in the Republic of Macedonia and the Macedonian diaspora, with a smaller number of speakers throughout the transnational region of Macedonia. It is the official language of the Republic of Macedonia and a recognized minority language in parts of Albania, Romania and Serbia.

        23 votes
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          under review  ·  4 comments  ·  6 - Camera (OCR)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 16 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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            • Esperanto

              Include Esperanto!

              769 votes
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                under review  ·  100 comments  ·  1 - Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Kurdish language - Kürtçe - Northern Kurdish (Kurmanji), Central Kurdish (Sorani), and Southern Kurdish (Pehlewani)

                Kurdish or Kürtçe is a continuum of Northwestern Iranian languages spoken by the Kurds in Western Asia. Kurdish forms three dialect groups known as Northern Kurdish (Kurmanji), Central Kurdish (Sorani), and Southern Kurdish (Pehlewani). A separate group of languages, Zaza-Gorani, is also spoken by several million Kurds, but is linguistically not Kurdish.

                456 votes
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                • 35 votes
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                    under review  ·  3 comments  ·  2 - Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 152 votes
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                      under review  ·  70 comments  ·  1 - Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Telugu - Andhra Pradesh - Telangana - Yanam - India

                      Telugu is a Dravidian language native to India. It stands alongside Hindi, English and Bengali as one of the only languages which predominate in more than one Indian state; it is the primary language in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, as well as in the town of Yanam where it is also an official language.

                      97 votes
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                      • Khmer language - Cambodia

                        My country is Cambodia and we use khmer language for daily use.
                        Khmer /kmɛər/ or Cambodian (natively ភាសាខ្មែរ [pʰiːəsaː kʰmaːe], or more formally ខេមរភាសា [kʰeɛmaʔraʔ pʰiːəsaː]) is the language of the Khmer people and the official language of Cambodia.

                        98 votes
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                        • Persian / Farsi Speech

                          Persian, also known as Farsi, is the predominant modern descendant of Old Persian, a southwestern Iranian language within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European languages.

                          101 votes
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                            under review  ·  16 comments  ·  2 - Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Georgian - Georgia

                            please add georgian language

                            79 votes
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                              under review  ·  24 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Albanian - shqip - gjuha shqipe - Albania

                              Albanian (shqip / gjuha shqipe) Albanian is an Indo-European language which forms its own branch in the Indo-European family and has no close relatives. It is spoken by about 7.6 million people, mainly in Albania and Kosovo, and also in parts of Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia.

                              66 votes
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                                under review  ·  25 comments  ·  1 - Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Arabic vowels support

                                Support for Arabic vowels is needed, changing a vowel somewhere in a word can change what it means
                                Example:
                                مُنَظَم: organized
                                مُنَظِم: organizer
                                A small change in the vowel of the letter before the last letter changed what the word means

                                72 votes
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                                  under review  ·  11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Sinhala - Sri Lanka

                                  සිංහල (sinhala) support is needed

                                  44 votes
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                                  • Gujarati - Gujarat - India

                                    Add Gujarati language in translator

                                    39 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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                                      • Native Portuguese - Portugal

                                        I wish I could translate to native Portuguese (Portugal), not Bazilian portuguese! For example, we say "casa de banho" not "banheiro"!

                                        27 votes
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                                        • Romanian Speech - Romania

                                          Romanian is a Romance language spoken by around 24 million people as a native language, primarily in Romania and Moldova, and by another 4 million people as a second language. It has official status in Romania and the Republic of Moldova.

                                          21 votes
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