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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:32 PM   #1
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Apple Job Listing Suggests Siri Coming in 9 More Languages




Apple is looking for interns fluent in a number of different languages to work on Siri internationalization, according to a job listing first spotted by Belgian site Apple Nieuws Vlaanderen (via 9to5Mac).

The job listing, for Cloud Services Engineering Interns, asks for interns native or fluent in Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Korean, Norwegian, and Swedish to work on "delivering Siri in different parts of the world." Languages where Siri is currently unavailable on that list include Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish.

Siri is currently available in English (US, UK, Australia, Canada), Spanish (US, Spain, Mexico), Chinese (China-Mandarin, Hong Kong-Cantonese, Taiwan-Mandarin), French (France, Canada, Switzerland), German (Germany, Switzerland), Japanese (Japan), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), and Korean (Korea).

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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:33 PM   #2
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make it work in English.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:34 PM   #3
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:34 PM   #4
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Google Now works better than Siri
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:35 PM   #5
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I'd be interested in learning more about how Siri is developed. I mean, where do you even start!?
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:40 PM   #8
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Making Siri understand English first would be great; Google's Voice Search works much better.
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9 more languages? I count 6 more languages... you can't count the ones that already exist for siri....
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:42 PM   #10
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make it work in English.
Siri is the first assistant that can actually understand my Irish accent. I give them kudos for that.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:43 PM   #11
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Joke

It sound like a joke. Danish, Finnish, Norwegian. Why not Polish and Russian? If you count all Danish, Finns, Swedes and Norwegians, you will have them as much as or less than Poles.How can you count on boosting markets if you ignore them? Releasing products without major functions causes consumers to turn back and look for alternatives.
Dear Apple, there IS a world outside of old EU, US or China. And this world is full of potential customers. Do not ignore them!
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:43 PM   #12
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make it work in English.
I was wondering how long it would take for this to be posted. And while I think Siri does not work very well, you do know it is possible for Apple to work on fixing it in English while also expanding the language it supports at the same time, right?
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Vote up this post if you want Siri to speak in Hindi.
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Vote up this post if you want Siri to speak in Hindi.
Punjabi too
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:46 PM   #15
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I think they're aiming for the world's longest Beta.

Why WOULDN'T you expand Siri to OS X and across more languages before it actually works?

I could swear it's worse now than it was on launch day. Or maybe I'm just becoming more incomprehensible.
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Brazilian Portuguese please.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:52 PM   #18
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I'd say focus on getting English to work well first. :P
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make it work in English.
Lol exactly
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Esperanto please.
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This ain't youtube....
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Dear Apple, there IS a world outside of old EU, US or China.
hahahaha

thanks for the laugh!
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It sound like a joke. Danish, Finnish, Norwegian. Why not Polish and Russian? If you count all Danish, Finns, Swedes and Norwegians, you will have them as much as or less than Poles.How can you count on boosting markets if you ignore them? Releasing products without major functions causes consumers to turn back and look for alternatives.
Dear Apple, there IS a world outside of old EU, US or China. And this world is full of potential customers. Do not ignore them!
Probably more Apple customers in Scandinavia than in either Russia or Poland.
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I could swear it's worse now than it was on launch day.
No doubt.
Maybe I'm just more demanding, but Siri seems less effective (is that the word I'm looking for?) than when I first started using it.
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