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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  1. 33 votes
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    Hi,

    We have added Bangla as one of our supported languages!

    With this new text translation language available, locals and travelers can communicate from and to Bangla throughout Bangladesh, the Indian subcontinent and around the globe by using the Microsoft Translator apps on their preferred device (Windows, Android, Kindle, or iOS).

    Please find more info on our blog: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/translation/2017/03/28/microsoft-announces-bangla-the-latest-language-supported-by-microsoft-translator/

    Best regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  2. Support Indian languages

    There's a billion people in India that speak languages not supported in the app.
    SatNad himself will find use for this feature

    36 votes
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    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Hi,

    We have added Bangla as one of our supported languages!

    With this new text translation language available, locals and travelers can communicate from and to Bangla throughout Bangladesh, the Indian subcontinent and around the globe by using the Microsoft Translator apps on their preferred device (Windows, Android, Kindle, or iOS).

    Please find more info on our blog: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/translation/2017/03/28/microsoft-announces-bangla-the-latest-language-supported-by-microsoft-translator/

    Best regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  3. 31 votes
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    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Thanks for your requests.
    Filipino is now supported by Microsoft Translator.
    Best regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  4. 19 votes
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  5. please add Indonesian language

    Please add Indonesian language translator as most of the Indonesian people do not know English

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  6. Hebrew offline for Windows

    PLEASE ADD HEBREW ENGLISH OFFLINE

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  7. 8 votes
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  9. i could really use a danish-english translator that works offline, sadly i cant choose to download danish.

    i could really use a danish-english translator that works offline, sadly i cant choose to download danish.

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    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Thanks for your posts and votes on the Microsoft Translator forum.

    Danish is already available as an offline language.

    When you download the offline packs for Microsoft Translator, you can use the text translation feature and the image translation feature for that language offline.
    The speech feature and the voice-out feature will not be available offline.
    You can also access Phrasebooks and pinned translations offline as well. Pinned translations will show up in your Favorites phrasebook.

    Sincerely,

    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator

  10. 6 votes
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  11. make Finnish language available offline

    Make Finnish and preferably all languages available as an offline pack.

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    Thanks for your request. Finnish is available as an offline language pack. The downloadable language packs for the Microsoft Translator app for iOS, Android, and Fire are the world’s first Deep Neural Network-powered offline translation engine. By downloading free offline packs, you can get near online-quality translations, even when you are not connected to the Internet.
    Best regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

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  14. ARABIC

    English to Arabic

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  15. add pilipino languages

    Pilipino language

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    Hello and thanks for your message. Filipino is one of the languages supported by Microsoft Translator.
    Best regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

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    Thanks for your request.
    Filipino is now supported by Microsoft Translator.
    Best regards,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

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