Google voice bug: "He now praises the ipad"

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    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 with)

    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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    Jessica Lares

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    Wow, that's pretty funny.
     
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    Rodimus Prime

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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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    mobilehaathi

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    How bizarre.....
     
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    Nermal

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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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    wonderspark

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    Wonder how long that's been enabled. Laugh of the day for me!
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Try "he watched apple's new product ad end wiss"
     
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    Nitrocide

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    Haha, a major improvement! So bizarre...
     

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