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. Thai offline for Windows

    English - thai language offline.

    15 votes

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  2. Romanian Speech - Romania

    Romanian is a Romance language spoken by around 24 million people as a native language, primarily in Romania and Moldova, and by another 4 million people as a second language. It has official status in Romania and the Republic of Moldova.

    26 votes

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  3. Slovak offline for Windows - Slovakia

    Slovak is available as and offline language for Android and iOS but not yet for Windows.

    Slovak is a Western Slavonic language spoken by about 5.6 million people in Slovakia and also in Canada, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Ukraine and the USA. Slovak is closely related to Czech, Polish, and Sorbian.

    5 votes

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  4. Cantonese offline

    Support Hong Kong language which is a mix of Cantonese and English

    20 votes

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  5. Malay Speech - Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

    Add speech recognition support for Malay

    16 votes

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  6. 35 votes

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  7. Kurmancî

    Kurdmancî

    5 votes

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  8. Em di hemû qadan de kurdî dixwazin.

    Em di hemû qadan de kurdî dixwazin.

    3 votes

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  9. 3 votes

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  10. Polish Speech Translation

    Polish Speech Translation -- real phrase meaning "kurwa"

    2 votes

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  11. 2 votes

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  12. Shqip

    Mund t'ju ndihmojë.

    4 votes

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  13. 1 vote

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  14. Pick a punjabi friend, easiest way to learn

    Get a friend and you will by default start communication in punjabi.

    1 vote

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  15. Evet

    Evet olsun

    1 vote

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  16. 1 vote

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  17. 3 votes

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  18. 1 vote

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  19. 1 vote

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  20. Hebraico TTS Android

    Gostaria de ter hebraico TTS no android. Hoje o android tem um pacote com varias linguas em TTS mas não tem hebraico.

    3 votes

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