Siri does not recognize ampersand

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  1. PoisonScorpion macrumors member

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    There is a Japanese restaurant called Bento & Noodles close by. In the listings it is named using the ampersand. When I say "Bento and Noodles," Siri cannot find it, but if I say "Bento ampersand Noodles," Siri finds it easily. It even says the word "and" for the ampersand.

    Does anyone else have this issue?
     
  2. HiRez macrumors 603

    HiRez

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    Technically then, it does recognize "ampersand". What is doesn't do is know when you say "and", you really mean "&". Which from a technical standpoint is kind of understandable because "and" is a valid word, and much more common. I suppose maybe it should do two searches in that case though.
     
  3. thesiren macrumors 6502a

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    this.

    re-think the thread title much? :rolleyes:
     
  4. DerekTS macrumors regular

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    QFT :rolleyes:
     
  5. PoisonScorpion thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry for the ambiguity. It recognizes the word (as expected) but it seems counterintuitive to have to say "ampersand."
     

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