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. Add FRENCH FROM FRANCE

    Your app is very interesting, but the "FRENCH" voice is CANADIAN french, which is very different and, as a french native, I hardly understand it.
    we could use it if you offered a french language option.

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  2. Kinyarwanda - Ikinyarwanda - Rwanda

    Kinyarwanda (Ikinyarwanda) Kinyarwanda is a Bantu language spoken with about 12 million speakers who live mainly in Rwanda, where it is the national language, along with French and English. It is also spoken in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.

    9 votes
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  3. Please add Hausa - Nigeria, Niger

    Hausa is a Chadic language with about 39 million speakers. It is spoken mainly in northern Nigeria and Niger, and also in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, CAR, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Germany, Ghana, Sudan and Togo.

    12 votes
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  4. Marathi - Maharashtra - Goa - India

    Add marathi language
    Marathi is an Indian language spoken predominantly by the Marathi people of Maharashtra. It is the official language and co-official language in the Maharashtra and Goa states of Western India, respectively, and is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India.

    182 votes
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  5. Malay camera translations - Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

    please add malay languange in camera for capture

    8 votes
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  6. Add Ladin language - Italy

    Ladin (/læˈdiːn/[3] or /ləˈdiːn/;[4] Ladin: Ladin, Italian: Ladino, German: Ladinisch) is a Romance language consisting of a group of dialects that some consider part of a unitary Rhaeto-Romance language, mainly spoken in the Dolomite Mountains in Northern Italy in the provinces of South Tyrol, the Trentino, and the Belluno, by the Ladin people. It exhibits similarities to Swiss Romansh and Friulian.
    The precise extension of the Ladin language area is the subject of scholarly debates. A more narrow perspective includes only the dialects of the valleys around the Sella group, while wider definitions comprise the dialects of adjacent valleys in…

    7 votes
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  7. Tamil OCR - Tamil Camera translatios - Tamizh - Tamil Nadu - union territory of Puducherry (Pondicherry) - India

    Tamil Camera Translations - Tamizh - Tamil Nadu - union territory of Puducherry (Pondicherry) - India

    9 votes
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  8. Thai Image & Speech Translations - Thailand

    Hello, Please add translation Thai to english from image (photo, or real time).

    58 votes
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  9. Türkçeden diğer dillere sesli çeviri olsa çok iyi olur. Ayrıca Adigece sesli veya sessiz çevrilebilse çok memnun olurdum.

    Türkçeden diğer dillere sesli çeviri olması gerekir. Ayrıca Adigece sesli sessiz çeviri beni çok sevindirir.

    4 votes
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  10. Add Bantu language

    Bantu languages, a group of some 500 languages belonging to the Bantoid subgroup of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family. The Bantu languages are spoken in a very large area, including most of Africa from southern Cameroon eastward to Kenya and southward to the southernmost tip of the continent.

    5 votes
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  11. 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.

    466 votes
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  12. 27 votes
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  13. 6 votes
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  14. Armenian - Armenia

    It would be great to add support for English to Armenian, Armenian To English, Russian to Armenian, Armenian to Russian language pairs. There is plenty of existing high-quality translations available, so I think lack of resources wouldn't be a problem.

    33 votes
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  15. Sotho - SeSotho - Lesotho - South Africa

    Sotho /ˈsuːtuː/ (Sesotho[5]; also known as Southern Sotho, or Southern Sesotho[6]) is a Southern Bantu language of the Sotho-Tswana (S.30) group, spoken primarily in South Africa, where it is one of the 11 official languages, and in Lesotho, where it is the national language.

    8 votes
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  16. Yoruba - Nigeria

    Yoruba /ˈjɒrʊbə/ is a language spoken in West Africa mainly in Nigeria. The number of speakers of Yoruba is approaching 30 million. It is a pluricentric language spoken principally in Nigeria and Benin, with communities in other parts of Africa, Europe, and the Americas. A variety of the language, Lucumi, is the liturgical language of the Santería religion of the Caribbean.

    8 votes
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  17. 16 votes
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  18. Gallego - Galician

    Teneis que agregar el idioma gallego, porque es un idioma muy hablado y no aparece en su traductor, sin embargo si aparece el catalán.
    Además el traductor de google si cuenta con el idioma gallego, y fue añadido al mismo tiempo que el catalan y el euskera hace ya muchos años.

    26 votes
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  19. 60 votes
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  20. Kazakh - Khazakh - Qazaq - Kazakhstan

    Khazakh (қазақша) is a Turcic language, spoken by about 5 to 6 million people in the Republic of Kazakstan and in parts of China and Khyrghyzstan. It is closely related to Khyrghyz language, and has also relations to Uzbek, Uyghur, Turkmen and other turcic languages.

    Wikipedia:
    Kazakh or Qazaq is a Turkic language spoken in Kazakhstan, Russia and China by about 8 million people. Kazakh was first written with the Arabic script during the 19th century when a number of poets, educated in Islamic schools, incited revolt against Russia.

    11 votes
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