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. Twi

    I'd like to help with TWI translation. It's the most widely spoken language in Ghana. Ghana is fast becoming a tourist attraction hub in West Africa

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  2. Sindhi language is a best

    I vote definitely language Sindhi

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  3. 8 votes
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  4. Malayalam

    The language must be accessible to text, speech and other ways to use while translating from English

    6 votes
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  5. 1 vote
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  6. Kannada

    Respected Microsoft Translator team
    Please update English through kannada language Translator

    4 votes
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  7. Kurdish

    Size kurtce ceviri icin yardimci olmak istiyorum.

    10 votes
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  8. No Cebuano. It is different from Tagalog. Google has it figured out, Bing does NOT.

    No Cebuano. It is different from Tagalog. Google has it figured out, Bing does NOT.

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  9. 8 votes
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  10. 2 votes
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  11. Kannada

    Kannada is a official language of Indian state karnataka. It is classical language of india. It has got eight jnana peetha awards. Jnana peetha award is prestigious award in indian literature.

    6 votes
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  12. Tigrinya

    Eritrean Sprache gibt nicht bitte machen sie was?

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  13. Macedonian language

    Can you please add the full language to the app

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  14. SHONA

    It,s a central language in Central Southern Africa

    1 vote
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  15. زه غواړم چي پښتو ژبه باندي په مایکروسافټ کي کار وسي

    پښتو ژبه باید په مایکروسافټ کي شامله سي

    3 votes
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  16. 3 votes
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  17. Swahili (also known as Kiswahili)

    Add Swahili language.
    Swahili, also known as Kiswahili (translation: language of the Swahili people), is a Bantu language and the first language of the Swahili people. It is a lingua franca of the African Great Lakes region and other parts of eastern and south-eastern Africa, including Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

    7 votes
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  18. Southern Vietnamese

    The southern Vietnamese dialect, is more widely used outside of Vietnam, so if the text to speech option had a southern pronunciation option it'd make it easier to communicate with Vietnamese living outside of Vietnam.

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  19. Māori - New Zealand

    The Maori language of New Zealand is a Malayo-Polynesian language, a family of languages commonly divided into four sub-families, namely, Indonesian, Melanesian, Micronesian, and Polynesian.

    215 votes
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  20. 3 votes
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