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Custom Translator upgrade and Regional data residency

Published date: August 03, 2020

Custom Translator (a Microsoft Translator feature) has updates, bug fixes, improvements, and new and refreshed models for August 2020. 

Custom Translator service upgrade provides Microsoft Translator’s state-of-the-art neural machine translation (NMT) architecture, the same architecture that powers translation for Microsoft services such as Office 365, Teams, Speech Services, and Bing Translator, along with other services. We are also enabling regional data residency so that you can keep your data or your customer data in the region of your choice in order to meet your corporate data security, data privacy, and regulatory requirements. 

Improvements and changes 

  1. We’ve added regional data residency to provide you with the ability to keep data in the Azure region you selected when you created your Translator resource. 
  2. We’ve improved the translation quality of dictionary-only models by adding the ability to customize our standard Translator models with a dictionary document type for all languages in the list below*.
    • This feature is only enabled when you train models with dictionary documents type (phrase dictionary, sentence dictionary or both).
    • If you have trained a dictionary only models, your models will be auto-upgraded free of charge with zero downtime deployment. You will receive an email from after your model is upgraded.  


*Language pair list

Source LanguageTarget Language
Arabic (Saudi Arabia)English
Assamese English
Bulgarian (Bulgaria)English
Bangla (Bangladesh)English
Czech (Czech Republic)     English
Danish (Denmark)English
German   English
Greek (Greece)English
English    Arabic (Saudi Arabia)
English    Bulgarian (Bulgaria)
English    Bangla (Bangladesh)
English    Czech (Czech Republic)
English    Danish (Denmark)
English    German
English    Greek (Greece)
English    Spanish (Spain)
English    Estonian (Estonia)
English    Finnish (Finland)
English    French
English    Irish (Ireland)
English    Gujarati (India)
English    Hindi (India)
English    Croatian (Croatia)
English    Hungarian (Hungary)
English    Armenian (Armenia)
English    Italian (Italy)
English    Japanese (Japan)
English    Georgian (Georgia)
English    Kazakh (Kazakhstan)
English    Kannada (India)
English    Korean (Korea)
English    Lithuanian (Lithuania)
English    Latvian (Latvia)
English    Malayalam (India)
English    Marathi (India)
English    Maltese (Malta)
English    Norwegian, Bokmål (Norway)
English    Dutch (Netherlands)
English    Punjabi (India)
English    Polish (Poland)
English    Portuguese (Brazil)
English    Portuguese (Portugal)
English    Romanian (Romania)
English    Russian (Russia)
English    Slovak (Slovakia)
English    Swedish (Sweden)
English    Tamil (India)
English    Telugu (India)
English    Thai (Thailand)
English    Turkish (Turkey)
English    Chinese (People's Republic of China)
Spanish (Spain)    English
Finnish (Finland)       English
French      English
Irish (Ireland)    English
Gujarati (India)    English
Hindi (India)     English
Croatian (Croatia)    English
Hungarian (Hungary)   English
 Italian (Italy)       English
Japanese (Japan)     English
Georgian (Georgia)    English
Kazakh (Kazakhstan)    English
Korean (Korea)    English
Lithuanian (Lithuania)       English
Malayalam (India)    English
Marathi (India)    English
Maltese (Malta)  English
Norwegian, Bokmål (Norway)   English
Dutch (Netherlands)     English
Oriya (India)English
Punjabi (India)    English
Polish (Poland)     English
Portuguese (Brazil)    English
Romanian (Romania)    English
Russian (Russia)    English
Slovak (Slovakia)     English
Swedish (Sweden)    English
Tamil (India)     English
Telugu (India)     English
Thai (Thailand)    English
Turkish (Turkey)      English
Urdu (Islamic Republic of Pakistan)English
Chinese (People's Republic of China)    English
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