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 1+ 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

If you have access to this type of text, or to a community committed to adding a new language, we offer free use of the Microsoft Translator Hub. Languages such as Hmong, Maja, Otomi, Welsh, and even Klingon have been added to the Microsoft Translator service by using the Hub.

To see an example of how a community can use the Microsoft Translator Hub you can watch this Hmong community video. https://youtu.be/UnROjeEHqDE

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

If there is a language you would like to see added, you can let us know below. If someone has already mentioned the language you are interested in, you can cast an additional vote.

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  1. Albanian

    Please introduce this language

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    • Kannada

      Respected Microsoft Translator team
      Please update English through kannada language Translator

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          • regional

            regional

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            • Saraiki

              Saraiki language must be added.

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              • 2 votes
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                    • Zulu - isiZulu - South Africa

                      Zulu (isiZulu) is one of the official languages of South Africa and is a member of the Bantu/Nguni family of languages. It is spoken by 10 million-plus people mainly in the Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga and Gauteng provinces.

                      Zulu (or as a native would say, isiZulu), is a Bantu language spoken by over 10 million people in South Africa, especially in the Kwa-Zulu Natal province. Zulu is a member of the Southeastern, or Nguni, subgroup of the Bantu group of the Benue-Congo branch of the *****-Congo language family.

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                      • Can you add Vietnamese for Speech Recognition?

                        Can you add Vietnamese for Speech Recognition? I've been waiting for years for it and been dying. And now Google Keyboard has Vietnamese and have beaten Microsoft. I've wanted to buy a Windows Tablet but it doesn't support Vietnamese speech to text compare to Android Tablet. Can there a visible timeline of webpage link of progression for the Vietnamese language? Also is it possible to have a "word suggestion" on the keyboard for Vietnamese like Google Keyboard? I think the method of typing like Google Keyboard is faster than how Microsoft keyboard when typing Vietnamese. Try "Google Input Tools" https://www.google.com/inputtools/try/

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                        • Igbo

                          Language from east Nigeria

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                          • Czech laguage addition

                            addition of Czech language. Do not see it on the list for selection of spoken translation.

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                            • Choctaw

                              Only Native American tribe to help fight off Spanish invasions & British after independence. Never at war with U.S. First code talkers (14) helped win WWI.

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                              • Kurdish

                                every person should learn his native language, so as other languages Kurdish also must be every part of the world

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                                • Kurdish

                                  every person should learn his native language, so as other languages Kurdish also must be every part of the world

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                                  • Albanian

                                    Gjuha Shqipe

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                                    • 2 votes
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                                      • Karen

                                        I would like to be able to translate text that is sent home for parents, in their native language, which is Karen.

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                                        • Kurdish sorany

                                          Very important 40milion people speaking kurdish

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