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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  2. Seychelles creole french

    It's a good platform to learn. A new language

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  3. Punjabi

    Please add Punjabi language

    85 votes

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  4. Kurd, kurdî,kurdish

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

    95 votes

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  7. Kurdish

    Em jî bi zimanê xwe malperekê dixwazin

    96 votes

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  8. Albanian

    Please add in Albanian language

    12 votes

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  9. 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.

    1 vote

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  10. Navajo

    I believe this would help young Navajo retain their heritage, with this app. We owe it to the indigenous people, to keep their languages alive

    4 votes

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  11. Kurdish

    We need our Smartphones of Kurdish

    89 votes

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  12. 89 votes

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  13. Kurdish

    We need our Smartphones of Kurdish

    86 votes

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  14. Kurdish

    istiyoruz

    87 votes

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  15. Kurdish not language

    Kurdish not language

    dilenmeye devam

    83 votes

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  17. Czech

    Czech language speech

    3 votes

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  18. 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

    1 vote

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  19. 81 votes

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