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Add Malay (either Indonesia or Malaysia) language

Will implement in Q4

since the largest language used in South East Asia is the Malay language, this should be implemented. Once translator exist for this language, we can expand to other Watson services

Malay (/məˈleɪ/;[5] Malay: Bahasa Melayu بهاس ملايو‎) is a major language of the Austronesian family spoken in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. A language of the Malays, it is spoken by 290 million people[6] across the Strait of Malacca, including the coasts of the Malay Peninsula of Malaysia and the eastern coast of Sumatra in Indonesia, and has been established as a native language of part of western coastal Sarawak and West Kalimantan in Borneo. It is also used as a trading language in the southern Philippines, including the southern parts of the Zamboanga Peninsula, the Sulu Archipelago and the southern predominantly Muslim-inhabited municipalities of Bataraza and Balabac in Palawan.
source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malay_language

  • Aiman Shaharuddin
  • Jul 18 2018
  • Planned
Why is it useful?
Who would benefit from this IDEA? All customer in countries like Malaysia, Brunei & Indonesia can benefit from this service
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    ZIA MOHAMMAD commented
    29 Jul 18:51

    @aiman Are you able to identify any potential customers who might benefit form this, need some more information on use cases.

  • Fendy Gunawan commented
    20 Sep 00:42

    Dear @ZIA, me and my company, Venation.io, since 2013 providing bahasa Indonesia plugin for WEX (or ICA or WECA). We have implemented this plugin several times (around 4 projects) until now. I believe official language support release will extremely boost WEX selling point in Malaysia and Indonesia. Currently, we also on proposing ESA for WEX. Hope to see this idea comes true !!

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    ZIA MOHAMMAD commented
    07 Oct 22:04

    Hello @fendy, I have added this language to our Q4 roadmap. Stay tuned for some exciting news. All immediate product updates can be tracked on our release notes page: https://cloud.ibm.com/docs/services/language-translator?topic=language-translator-release-notes

    Looking forward to your continued input. Feel free to open other idea's as well!