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. Tumbuka

    Possible places to find already translated works include the Tumbuka bible and the catechism

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  3. Sign language(shhhh)

    For zoom notification that the person is deaf and or blind or can't read..

    1 vote

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  4. Burmese

    Why is Burmese language not supported as almost all of the country is using FB as their unofficial Social media including the government with the entire world.

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  6. Hebrew

    Currently Hebrew only goes from English to Hebrew. There is no conversation ability. And it cannot translate from Hebrew to English. Please make Hebrew fully functional. It is now only partially functional. Thank you.

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  7. Hebrew

    Currently Hebrew only goes from English to Hebrew. There is no conversation ability. And it cannot translate from Hebrew to English. Please make Hebrew fully functional. It is now only partially functional. Thank you.

    1 vote

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  8. Arabic to English

    Translate Arabic text to English

    8 votes

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  9. hawaiian

    Support for Hawaiian Language

    1 vote

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  10. Karenni

    There are more and more Karenni speaking students and parents settling into our schools and communities. We need written English script to be translated into spoken Karenni for in classroom purposes and for parents to further support their children with homework.

    1 vote

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  11. فارسی

    لطفا برای ترجمه صوتی زبان فارسی رأی دهید، سپاسگزارم

    5 votes

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  12. cantonese (traditional)

    Add voice recognition for cantonese (traditional ) in conversation between two or many parties . It will be a great help to those hearing impaired . Ay chance this app can run during phone calls too to transcribe voice into text?

    1 vote

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  13. 1 vote

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  14. Urdu in image text reading

    Urdu language be recognizable/translatable in image.

    2 votes

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  15. 1 vote

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  16. Faroese

    The people of the Faroe Islands were disappointed when Google told them they had no plans to add their language to Google Translate. The response was a lovely community effort of recording single words and sentences by many people on the islands on their phones. Project was called Faroe Translate.

    A communal effort in providing aligned bilingual data might work. Of course, not only Faroese to English but Faroese to Danish. (So maybe trilingual data input?)

    Would it be possible to permit anybody to create a 'User Defined' language and to input data from scratch and continually build on it.…

    1 vote

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  17. Chichewa

    This language is from malawi

    4 votes

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  18. Telugu

    Telugu is known as Italian of the East

    3 votes

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  19. Bulgarian speech - Bulgaria

    Add support for Bulgarian speech

    Google Translate has it. It's time for Microsoft to catch up.

    1 vote

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  20. 7 votes

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