Microsoft Translation has added two Kurdish dialects to its list of text translation languages, it said on its website.
According to the company, Northern and Central Kurdish are available now, or will be available soon, in the Microsoft Translator app, Office, and Translator for Bing.
Users can also use Azure Cognitive Services Translator in their own applications, websites, and tools to add Northern and Central Kurdish text translation to or from more than 70 languages.
To translate speech into Kurdish text, or to translate Kurdish text into another language with speech output, users can use Azure Cognitive Services Speech, which combines Translator’s AI-powered translation service with Speech’s advanced speech recognition and speech synthesis.
Northern and Central Kurdish are the two most common forms of the Kurdish language. Northern Kurdish, also known as Kurmanji, is spoken in Turkey, Syria, northern Iraq, and northwest and northeast Iran by 15-17 million Kurds.
Central Kurdish, also known as Sorani, is spoken in Iraqi Kurdistan and western Iran by an estimated 9-12 million Kurds. These two dialects make up about 75% of all Kurdish speakers.Gov't-appointed trustee removes Kurdish language pedestrian crossing signs from Batman streets