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.microsofttranslator.com/AT

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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  2. Polish Speech Translation

    Polish Speech Translation -- real phrase meaning "kurwa"

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  4. Shqip

    Mund t'ju ndihmojë.

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  6. Canadian French

    Canadian French is currently not supported by Translator. Can this be added? The product does not clear legal verification without supporting Canadian French

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  7. Low Saxon

    Please add low saxon, a language spoken in North Germany, Netherlands, Paraguay, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and Russia.

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  9. Pick a punjabi friend, easiest way to learn

    Get a friend and you will by default start communication in punjabi.

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  11. Evet

    Evet olsun

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  13. Setswana please

    Please add Setswana

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  14. Romani

    Idioma utilizado por los gitanos

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    Idioma utilizado por los gitanos

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  19. Kirghize

    Kirghizistan

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