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. Irish

    Your app is fantastic, but was disappointed to find that Irish (Gaelic) is not a language included in your magnificent list. Please include Irish.
    Thank You.
    Go raibh maith agat.

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  2. 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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  3. Kurdish

    We need our Smartphones of Kurdish

    89 votes
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  4. 89 votes
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  5. Kurdish

    We need our Smartphones of Kurdish

    86 votes
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  6. Kurdish

    istiyoruz

    87 votes
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  7. Kurdish not language

    Kurdish not language

    dilenmeye devam

    83 votes
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  8. Albanian

    Please add in Albanian language

    11 votes
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  9. 86 votes
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  10. Czech

    Czech language speech

    3 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 81 votes
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  13. 1 vote
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  14. 69 votes
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  15. please add SETSWANA

    please add setswana/ tswana language tooo

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  16. Add breton language - Brittany

    Breton is a Celtic language (ISO 639-1 br) spoken by more than 200,000 people in Brittany, there are about 17,000 children every year who learn Breton in bilingual schools (French / Breton) or entirely in Breton. The Breton language has a large literature, ancient and modern texts, and many media (radio, TV shows ...).

    Breton is a language very present on the web, many tools or site offer Breton like Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, Skype, Firefox, Wordpress, but Microsoft Translator does not yet support Breton and this causes many problems on the platforms like Twitter who use this Microsoft's tool.

    275 votes
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  17. 2 votes
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  18. Add Burmese to the list of languages.

    At my plant we are hiring Burmese workers, but many of them do not speak English. I have researched and found very little support for this language with regards to language translation.

    6 votes
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  20. Malayalam

    I need Malayalam language

    5 votes
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