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

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.

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  1. Tongan - Tonga

    Tongan /ˈtɒŋən/[4] (lea fakatonga) is an Austronesian language of the Polynesian branch spoken in Tonga. It has around 200,000 speakers[5][not in citation given] and is a national language of Tonga.

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    • Add Pinyin to Chinese Camera translations (OCR)

      Add pinyin when translating using your camera.

      4 votes
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      • 2 votes
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        • add indonesia offline translate

          add indonesia offline translate

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          • 58 votes
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            • 16 votes
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              • Brazilian Portugese

                Portugese and Brazilian Portuguese have differences and I deal more with Brazilians

                14 votes
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                • 3 votes
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                  • Romanian image translations - Romania

                    In the EU it is important to have a translator for a fast scan of documents

                    9 votes
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                    • Lao - Laos

                      Lao, also referred to as Laotian, (ລາວ 'lao' or ພາສາລາວ 'lao language') is a tonal language of the Tai–Kadai language family. It is the official language of Laos, and also spoken in the northeast of Thailand, where it is usually referred to as the Isan language.

                      The Lao language serves as an important lingua franca as the country of Laos consists of multiple ethnic groups, whose population speaks about 86 different languages.

                      Spoken Lao is mutually intelligible with the Thai language (the two languages are written with slightly different scripts but are linguistically similar).

                      Lao, like many languages in Laos,…

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                      • Papiamento - Dutch Antilles

                        The language of the Dutch Antilles islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.

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                        • 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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                          • Bosnian Speech - Bosnia

                            Bosnian voice transmission

                            15 votes
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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                  • 35 votes
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                                    • 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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                                      • 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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                                        • Sinhala - Sri Lanka

                                          සිංහල (sinhala) support is needed

                                          44 votes
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