Watch is monolingual.

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  1. iFanaddic macrumors 6502a

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    Those of us that can speak more that one language we'll have to choose which one we prefer. Because there's no fast language switching on the Apple watch the way we are used to on the iPhone (the keyboard language sets the language). On the Apple Watch it's one or the other. Sucks considering more than half the population speaks more than two languages. Maybe watchOS 1.0.1 will think of us?

    From the user guide:
    "you use more than one language and your dictation isn’t transcribed in the right language for a conversation, you can still send it as an audio clip. To change the dictation language, change the Siri language on iPhone in Settings > General > Siri, then start a new conversation"
     
  2. jzouvar macrumors member

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    Few people in America actually speak two language fluently...
     
  3. joshcls macrumors 6502

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    Probably has to do with the limited amount of space available on the internal memory.

    More languages take up more space.
     
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    Thanks, moves me up in line ;)
     
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    Dang, as someone who regularly iMessages in 4 languages that's a bummer. But I know I'm in the vast minority here...
     
  7. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Most of the population struggles with one language ;)

    Look at the variations in English.
     
  8. iFanaddic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    statistics was worldwide, America is big but it ain't everything.
     
  9. joshcls macrumors 6502

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    What do you call someone who speaks multiple languages?
    Multilingual.

    What do you call someone who speaks one language?
    American.


    *ZING*
    (I'm an American.)
     
  10. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Even bilingual people tend to stick to one language in the interfaces.
     
  11. iFanaddic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Correct me if i'm wrong but dictation is all server based.
     
  12. SgtPepper23 macrumors regular

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    i'm right there with you. Thats gonna be a bummer to have to do each time...
     
  13. iFanaddic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Watch is monolingual.


    Agreed. All my Apple devices are in English. But we're not talking about interfaces, we're talking about interactions here. Let's say I want to message my sister, who speaks french only. Apple watches' diction will think i'm speaking english and will end up writing jiberish.
     
  14. Uccle macrumors regular

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    Not strictly true. I live in California in the bay area and I can assure you many Americans here speak at least two languages. Even me… Although fluently might be pushing it. ;)

    And of course the watch is sold worldwide. For example, if you receive messages, texts, etc., in several languages, you'd really appreciate multi language support.
     

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