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.
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