1. ModeratorOMD's Avatar
    I noticed that when you ask Siri a question, there are no punctuation marks, commas or anything like that. But most of all, there is no question mark. That doesn't seem right.

    So, I tried asking a question and then saying, "Question mark." at the end, now it looks right.

    Why does Apple not encourage the use of punctuation when talking to Siri?
    04-27-2012 09:15 PM
  2. _heatherly's Avatar
    I don't know why. It would be nice if she could detect punctuation by the tone of your voice. I've gotten used to it now.


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    04-27-2012 09:51 PM
  3. sherlock's Avatar
    Yeah I always say the punctuation and other non-words. Semicolon, comma, open parenthesis etc - all that stuff works with Siri.
    04-27-2012 11:15 PM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    If you want punctuation (comma) all you have to do is say it (period) Is that so hard to remember (question mark) Remember (comma) voice inflection can be difficult to detect by any automation (elipsis) so (comma) when you want punctuation (comma) just say the word (period)
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    04-27-2012 11:48 PM
  5. AgentHeracles's Avatar
    But my question becomes: What if you wanted the word period not the punctuation mark, or both with the word period (period)?
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    04-30-2012 08:20 AM
  6. ModeratorOMD's Avatar
    But my question becomes: What if you wanted the word period not the punctuation mark, or both with the word period (period)?
    It works.

    Input: Then (comma) you put a period at the end of the sentence (period)

    Result: Then, you put a period at the end of the sentence.


    AND


    Input: I need to write the word period (period)

    Result: I need to write the word period.


    FYI: Siri voices are interchangeable. You can have any version of Siri (UK, Australia, French, German) speak English in their accent, which is really cool. I like how the French one says my name.
    04-30-2012 08:59 AM
  7. maxiang's Avatar
    ...FYI: Siri voices are interchangeable. You can have any version of Siri (UK, Australia, French, German) speak English in their accent, which is really cool. I like how the French one says my name.
    How do you switch Siri's voice without changing the language?!


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    04-30-2012 10:02 PM
  8. ModeratorOMD's Avatar
    If you've ever wanted to hear a foreign-language Siri voice, there's only one way to do it.

    You have to have Speak Selection on. Settings>General>Accessibility>Speech Selection

    From now on, you have the option to have Siri read you something.

    So when you select the text, like the one below, it automatically speaks in that language. Anything you type in after that, select the whole thing, and you'll hear that accent in the language that you wrote it.

    Siri est l'assistant personnel intelligent qui vous aide faire avancer les choses simplement en demandant. Il vous permet d'utiliser votre voix pour envoyer des messages, planifier des runions, des appels tlphoniques de lieux, et plus encore. Mais Siri n'est pas comme logiciel de reconnaissance vocale traditionnelle qui vous oblige me souviens des mots-cls et de parler des commandes spcifiques. Siri comprend votre langage naturel, et il vous pose des questions si elle a besoin de plus amples renseignements pour effectuer une tche.
    04-30-2012 10:34 PM
  9. sherlock's Avatar
    How do you switch Siri's voice without changing the language?!


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    You jailbreak your iPhone and use a mod. Hands free control for instance changes Siri's voice accent.
    04-30-2012 11:13 PM
  10. ModeratorOMD's Avatar
    ^ Oh, that's even better! Thankss
    05-01-2012 09:42 AM
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