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. Swahili Offline

    Ningependa kuona lugha yetu ya kiswahili inawekwa offline, hii ni kwasababu Microsoft translator ni app mhimu sana kwetu katika kujifunza lugha ngeni lakini kutokana na kudorora kwa teknolojia kwenye jamii ya Afrika mashariki hii ni pamoja na ukosefu wa internet ya uhakika kwa muda wote inatuwia vigumu sana kupata huduma kwani hatuwezi kutumia application hii bila internet. Itakuwa na baraka kubwa sana kwetu endapo mtatuwezesha kuiweka lugha yetu offline. Nipo tayari kushirikiana nanyi katika hili. Ahsante sana.

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  2. Kurd, kurdî,kurdish

    Divê kurdî li ser windowsê hebe da ku kurd jî li ser enternetê kêm nemînin

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  3. Kurdish

    Kurdish or Kürtçe is a continuum of Northwestern Iranian languages spoken by the Kurds in Western Asia. Kurdish forms three dialect groups known as Northern Kurdish (Kurmanji), Central Kurdish (Sorani), and Southern Kurdish (Pehlewani). A separate group of languages, Zaza-Gorani, is also spoken by several million Kurds, but is linguistically not Kurdish.

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  4. Kurdish

    We need our Smartphones of Kurdish

    88 votes
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  5. 88 votes
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  6. Kurdish

    We need our Smartphones of Kurdish

    85 votes
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  7. Kurdish not language

    Kurdish not language

    dilenmeye devam

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  8. Kurdish

    istiyoruz

    85 votes
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  9. 85 votes
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  10. Albanian

    There are a lot of Albania people around the World we need Albanian language.
    In my family 5 person we use only Huawei. 😉😊

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  11. Czech

    Czech language speech

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  12. Setwana should be included as a language

    Setwana is Botswana main language but not listed among the language. The language is also used extensively in the North West province in South Africa so there are adequate users to warrant it to be added

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  13. Albanian language

    We need to have Albanian language

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  14. 80 votes
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  15. Karen language

    The Karen language (ကညီကျိာ်) is spoken by around 4 million native speakers in Myanmar and Thailand. There are a large Karen community living in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, and all over Europe. It would be a great progress for our Karen people if we can have access to Karen translation. If you could add Karen language to the service, we would gladly help translate millions of words into Karen language. We want to help to make this happen. The Karen language is also known as S'gaw Karen language however, Karen alone is commonly known.…

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  16. Sign language

    How about translating, at the very least, English to Sign Language?

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  18. please add SETSWANA

    please add setswana/ tswana language tooo

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  19. 2 votes
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  20. 68 votes
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