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. Kurdish central please

    Please add kurdish central to Microsoft translator

    11 votes

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  2. Nepali language

    If you add Nepali language too on translator. It will be great for all Nepalese.

    1 vote

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  3. Tigrinya

    This is a language that is spoken but not written so we are having a hard time translating for said students

    9 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Conversation (speech) Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in Microsoft Translator.

    Tigrinya has been added to the Translator service as a text translation language.

    Please see the announcement in the Microsoft Translator blog article. microsoft.com/translator/blog/2021/02/22/mi..

    Best regards,
    Your Microsoft Translator team

  4. Nepali

    Many people use this app if Nepali language is added

    6 votes

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  5. Tigrinya

    Eritrean Sprache gibt nicht bitte machen sie was?

    28 votes

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  6. 34 votes

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  7. 4 votes

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  8. 2 votes

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  9. 4 votes

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  10. Burmese - Burma - Myanmar

    The Burmese language is the official language of Burma. Although the Constitution of Burma officially recognizes the English name of the language as the Myanmar language, most English speakers continue to refer to the language as Burmese.

    209 votes

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  11. Armenian - Armenia

    It would be great to add support for English to Armenian, Armenian To English, Russian to Armenian, Armenian to Russian language pairs. There is plenty of existing high-quality translations available, so I think lack of resources wouldn't be a problem.

    43 votes

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  12. Italiano

    Traduzioni da inglese a italiano

    2 votes

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    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Hi,

    Thank you for using Microsoft Translator.

    The language you requested is already one of our supported text translation languages. You can translate between it and any of our other 60+ languages in all of our apps and products.

    You can always view an updated list of our supported languages at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/translator/languages.aspx.

    Sincerely,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  13. Arabic dialects

    You should have multiple dialects for Arabic

    7 votes

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    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Hi,

    A while ago you have asked Microsoft to add Arabic dialects.

    We are happy to announce that we have released Levantine, an Arabic dialect spoken in countries such as Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria, as its latest AI-powered speech translation language.

    It will help businesses, educators, travelers, and non-profits communicate across the language barrier with Levantine speakers during meetings, presentations, and Skype calls.

    Please learn more about it here:
    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/translation/2018/06/27/levantine/

    Sincerely,
    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  14. Lao - Laos

    Lao, also referred to as Laotian, (ລາວ 'lao' or ພາສາລາວ 'lao language') is a tonal language of the Tai–Kadai language family. It is the official language of Laos, and also spoken in the northeast of Thailand, where it is usually referred to as the Isan language.

    The Lao language serves as an important lingua franca as the country of Laos consists of multiple ethnic groups, whose population speaks about 86 different languages.

    Spoken Lao is mutually intelligible with the Thai language (the two languages are written with slightly different scripts but are linguistically similar).

    Lao, like many languages in Laos,…

    13 votes

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  15. Albanian - shqip - gjuha shqipe - Albania

    Albanian (shqip / gjuha shqipe) Albanian is an Indo-European language which forms its own branch in the Indo-European family and has no close relatives. It is spoken by about 7.6 million people, mainly in Albania and Kosovo, and also in parts of Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia.

    109 votes

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  16. Amharic - Ethiopia

    Is there any way to work on getting an Amharic pack? Addis is becoming a more popular travel destination. I have a very rudimentary vocabulary in the language and would love to have more opportunities to learn and communicate. Thanks!

    Amharic is a Semitic language spoken in Ethiopia. It is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic, and the official working language of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Amharic is also the official or working language of several of the states within the federal system.

    26 votes

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  17. 为什么没有离线中文翻译可以下载

    没有离线中文翻译可以下载

    2 votes

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    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Hello and thanks for your message.

    Please update your app to the latest version and you will see that Chinese is again available for download.

    Best regards,

    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator Team

  18. Khmer language - Cambodia

    My country is Cambodia and we use khmer language for daily use.
    Khmer /kmɛər/ or Cambodian (natively ភាសាខ្មែរ [pʰiːəsaː kʰmaːe], or more formally ខេមរភាសា [kʰeɛmaʔraʔ pʰiːəsaː]) is the language of the Khmer people and the official language of Cambodia.

    119 votes

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  19. 1 vote

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  20. i could really use a danish-english translator that works offline, sadly i cant choose to download danish.

    i could really use a danish-english translator that works offline, sadly i cant choose to download danish.

    6 votes

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    completed  ·  Gwenda responded

    Thanks for your posts and votes on the Microsoft Translator forum.

    Danish is already available as an offline language.

    When you download the offline packs for Microsoft Translator, you can use the text translation feature and the image translation feature for that language offline.
    The speech feature and the voice-out feature will not be available offline.
    You can also access Phrasebooks and pinned translations offline as well. Pinned translations will show up in your Favorites phrasebook.

    Sincerely,

    Gwenda
    Microsoft Translator

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