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. Kalaallisut

    Inuugujoq, Kalaallisut oqaatsit aamma atulersigit.

    We wish Microsoft Translator to add Kalaallisut language working with Oqaasileriffik - The Language Secretariat of Greenland to your language family.

    Like you worked with Māori also throughout other parts of Microsoft!
    Good luck! It is a huge wish for our indiginous language in order to be preserved and develop like other languages. I’d like to add this to all categories.

    Thank you for reading my contribution.

    Keep up the good work!

    //Michael
    Inuk Kalaaleq

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  2. 2 votes
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  3. Lotha

    I wish there were more languages of Northeast India supported by this software

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  4. Xhosa

    One of our main languages in South Africa

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  5. 3 votes
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  6. 1 vote
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  7. 8 votes
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  8. urdu language in speech language

    please add urdu language in the speech recognition

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  9. Nepali

    Many people use this app if Nepali language is added

    4 votes
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  10. Davionltaylor@0910E-mail .com

    Davionltaylor@0910E-mail .com

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  11. Sinhala සිංහල

    I hope to see our language "sinhala" on this app as soon as possible.

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  12. Romanian

    România

    3 votes
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  13. 杜娟

    找回点以前的资料

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  14. 1 vote
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  15. When i use the camera detect is displayed when i open detect Arabic is not on the list.

    When I use the camera translator it gives detect when I open dectect, Arabic is not displayed in the opened list of languages.

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  16. When i use the camera detect is displayed when i open detect Arabic is not on the list.

    When I use the camera translator it gives detect when I open dectect, Arabic is not displayed in the opened list of languages.

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  17. 1 vote
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  18. 4 votes
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  19. Tygrinnnnnnha

    I'm making this request in response to a request made by a classmate as he explained the needs of a student that he had from Erithrea.

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  20. Kurdish

    I love Kurdish language.

    166 votes
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