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Apple Job Listing Suggests Siri Coming in 9 More Languages

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    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).

    Article Link: Apple Job Listing Suggests Siri Coming in 9 More Languages
  2. macrumors 6502


    make it work in English.
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  4. macrumors 6502


    Google Now works better than Siri
  5. macrumors 68000


    I'd be interested in learning more about how Siri is developed. I mean, where do you even start!?
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  7. macrumors 68030


    Je ne comprends pas vos questions. Laissez-moi examiner l'Internet pour assurer celui.

    Ich verstehe nicht Ihre Fragen. Lassen Sie mich das Internet auf dem überprüfen.

    私は質問を理解しない。 私をそれがあるようにインターネットを確認することを許可しなさい。

    No entiendo sus preguntas. Déjeme controlar el Internet para saber si hay ése.

    Zo, krijg ik de baan?

  8. macrumors regular


    Making Siri understand English first would be great; Google's Voice Search works much better.
  9. macrumors 68040

    Mad Mac Maniac

    9 more languages? I count 6 more languages... you can't count the ones that already exist for siri....
  10. macrumors member

    Siri is the first assistant that can actually understand my Irish accent. I give them kudos for that.
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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!
  12. slu
    macrumors 68000


    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?
  13. macrumors member

    Vote up this post if you want Siri to speak in Hindi.
  14. macrumors member

    Punjabi too
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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? :rolleyes:

    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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    I'm really sorry about this but I cannot take any job applications right now. Please try again later.
  18. macrumors regular


    I'd say focus on getting English to work well first. :p
  19. macrumors 68000

    Lol exactly
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Esperanto please.
  21. macrumors 6502a


    This ain't youtube....
  22. macrumors 6502a



    thanks for the laugh!
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Probably more Apple customers in Scandinavia than in either Russia or Poland.
  24. macrumors 6502

    in Computer Science
  25. macrumors 6502


    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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