Microsoft Translator will now provide real-time translation in Assamese. Microsoft announced that users will now be able to translate text and speech into Assamese and vice-versa using its Translator service. The company aims to fill the gap in end-to-end language support for Assamese in India. With this addition, Microsoft Translator now supports 12 Indian languages: Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
Microsoft is adding Assamese on Bing, Office, and the Microsoft Translator website, as well as the Microsoft Translator app for Android, iOS and Windows.
As per the company, it is currently the only cloud service to provide Assamese translation.
“Breaking language barriers is a key step in enabling inclusion of more people and organizations to utilize technology to achieve more,” Sundar Srinivasan, general manager (AI & Search), Microsoft, said in a statement. “As part of our mission to remove language barriers, particularly in India, we are happy to announce the release of translation for Assamese to add to the set of 11 Indian languages already supported.”