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Getting Siri to understand phonetic names

lowonthe456

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Oct 27, 2007
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I know you can add a "phonetic name" field in contacts and Siri will pronounce the name correctly....but what about input?

For example: I add a contact to my iPhone for Jesus (pronounced hay zoos).
If I ask Siri to call him, she will only recognize the name is I ask for Jesus (not hay zoos).

There must be a way to fix this no?
 

mkrishnan

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Jan 9, 2004
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I don't have an example to test, but I thought the phonetic field addressed both how SIRI says the name and how it listens to the name. (e.g.). So you put in the phonetic name and SIRI still doesn't recognize the person?
 
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lowonthe456

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Oct 27, 2007
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I don't have an example to test, but I thought the phonetic field addressed both how SIRI says the name and how it listens to the name. (e.g.). So you put in the phonetic name and SIRI still doesn't recognize the person?

Thats what I thought. it didnt work at first but works now...weird

Thanks
 
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