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Old Jan 3, 2013, 06:39 PM   #1
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Google voice bug: "He now praises the ipad"

First saw it here, via Hacker News: http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=38538

Basically anytime Google's voice thing reads aloud a combination of "-end with" (happens with Google Now, Google Translate, etc.), it replaces the word "with" with "he now praises the ipad".

For example, go to Google Translate and type in "tend with" and click the microphone. It reads "tend he now praises the ipad" (http://translate.google.com/#en/fr/tend%20with)

Type in "tend", it says "tend."
Type in "with", it says "with."
Type in " with", it says "with."

But type in "tend with", or any other "-end with", it says "-end he now praises the ipad."

Strange.

It also, albeit inconsistently, will say the phrase when you change "with" to "wit", "witt", "wittt", and "wid" (probably more, just found those few). sometimes changing the "end" part to something else then changing it back will break it, but it always works with "-end with".
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 06:46 PM   #2
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Wow, that's pretty funny.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 07:27 PM   #3
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someone is going to get fired over this and rightfully so big time if they put in that code.
That or someone hack in and did some changes which in that case they might be looking at some major fines.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 07:52 PM   #4
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How bizarre.....
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 08:02 PM   #5
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It's not doing it for me... but it's using an English voice. Perhaps it only affects the American voice.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 08:04 PM   #6
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Wonder how long that's been enabled. Laugh of the day for me!
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 09:15 PM   #7
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It's not doing it for me... but it's using an English voice. Perhaps it only affects the American voice.
yeah, i saw comments elsewhere talking about it, that the English accented voice doesn't work. not sure if you can change that or not. try visiting it from a stateside proxy.
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Try "he watched apple's new product ad end wiss"
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Try "he watched apple's new product ad end wiss"
Haha, a major improvement! So bizarre...
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