Apple refuses to teach Siri Catalan

If you are used to speaking Catalan in your daily life, for the moment you will not be able to hold a conversation in this language with the voice assistant of Apple products, Siri, having to resort to it every time we want to address it in Spanish.

This can be a “problem” for those who do not use Spanish in their daily lives and who naturally learn Catalan, as is logical, and that is why the protests from the “Plataforma per la Llengua”, have been constant towards Cupertino’s company who have responded in a categorical way: they will not teach Catalan to Siri, for the time being.

Apple refuses to teach Siri Catalan
Apple refuses to teach Siri Catalan

As reported today by El Confidencial Digital, the association for the defence of the Catalan language has been insisting that Apple should make Siri compatible with Catalan, as it is a co-official language of Spain, but Cupertino’s company has responded: “right now, there are no plans to make Siri and Apple CarPlay available in Catalan” .

From this platform, they wanted to justify this request by looking at the rest of the countries in Europe that have different co-official languages, as is the case in Spain with Catalan, Galician and Basque. In these European countries, specifically sixteen, Siri is compatible with all co-official languages , such as the variants of French used in Belgium.

They have also claimed that Siri or Apple CarPlay may not understand certain Spanish addresses very well because they are written in Catalan . If we invoke Siri and ask her to take us to a municipality in Catalonia or the Balearic Islands, there are times when sends us somewhere else, from her own experience.

In my opinion, Apple’s voice assistant should be compatible with all the languages of the country, so as not to limit its use to those people who do not use Spanish on a daily basis, preferring to use Galician, Basque or Catalan.

This issue is certainly quite controversial, but politics aside, do you think that Siri should be compatible with Catalan and the other co-official languages of Spain?

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