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 are a community or organization working on creating a new language system for Microsoft Translator, reach out to custommt@microsoft.com for more information.

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

If there is a language you would like to see added, you can let us know below. If someone has already mentioned the language you are interested in, you can cast an additional vote.

(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Add Kashmiri Language

    Kashmiri is a very an ancient Indo aryan language with certain legacy traits. Its the only Dardic language with its own literature. It is spoken by nearly 7 million native speakers. Adding Kashmiri to the translator will allow the richness of the literature to be translated to other forms and allow kashmiri people to communicate to other people across globe.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kashmiri_language

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Tiwi

    Preserve the language to help communities in Australia maintain heritage culture and identity.

    1 vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  2 - Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. فارسی

    سلام لطفاً برای ترجمه مکالمه از
    زبانن فارسی به انگلیسی وفرانسوی برای اسکایپ لطفا

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Conversation (speech) Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  1 - Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Latim

    latim

    0 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  3 - Offline  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. hmong

    Would like speech recognition services for Cortana and such for Hmong language. White or Green Hmong dialects is fine using the Nyiakeng Puachue Hmong Scripts that is being encoded by Unicode.

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  4 - Speech Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    5 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  1 - Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Please add British - United Kingdom

    English as used in Great Britain, as distinct from that used elsewhere.

    25 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

  9. Why are there so many offline language packs available for iOS and Android, but not your own OS - Windows???

    I think it is disgusting that you're prioritising other platforms rather than Windows 10 app

    Refer the list and compare the supported languages and offline (downloadable) language packs available here:
    https://translator.microsoft.com/help/articles/languages/

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 20 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  3 - Offline  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  1 - Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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.

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  2 - Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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…

    6 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  1 - Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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.

    4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  1 - Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  4 - Speech Recognition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Gwenda responded

    Hi,

    Thanks for your message on the Translator Forum. There are a number of languages in Morocco, but the two official languages are Modern Standard Arabic and Amazigh (Berber). Which one are you looking for?

    Best regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  17. Russain (roman letter)

    Add Russian translation (Roman letters)under the (Cyrillic letters). Because we cannot read it. By the way, Google Translator had done it.

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

  18. furigana for Japanese kanji, please.

    There's too many ways to pronounce each kanji, so furigaana would be very helpful

    4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

  19. Javanese - Java - Indonesia

    The national language of Indonesia is Bahasa Indonesia. The largest ethnic group on the island is Javanese, which has their own language dialect.
    Javanese /dʒɑːvəˈniːz/[3] (ꦧꦱꦗꦮ, basa Jawa; Javanese pronunciation: [bɔsɔ dʒɔwɔ]) (colloquially known as ꦕꦫꦗꦮ, cara Jawa; Javanese pronunciation: [tjɔrɔ dʒɔwɔ]) is the language of the Javanese people from the central and eastern parts of the island of Java, in Indonesia. There are also pockets of Javanese speakers in the northern coast of western Java. It is the native language of more than 98 million people[4] (more than 42% of the total population of Indonesia).
    Javanese is one of…

    5 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  1 - Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Burmese - Burma - Myanmar

    The Burmese language is the official language of Burma. Although the Constitution of Burma officially recognizes the English name of the language as the Myanmar language, most English speakers continue to refer to the language as Burmese.

    192 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Password icon
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    under review  ·  57 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  • Don't see your idea?

Feedback and Knowledge Base