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Subject: Re: multilingual voice UI
From: arnaud (
Date: 2004-04-15

>There is one other area that came to my mind when considering
>multilingual voice ui - the "number speaking" algorithm has to
>be adapted to the language as well. Currently this is tailored
>for English, so "61" would be correctly spoken "sixty one" in
>English. But it would say "sechzig-eins" in German, which is
>wrong - "einundsechzig" would be correct. I'm sure similar
>issues exist in other languages.

true, we have the same issue in french
where 61 is pronounced "soixante et un" and no "soixante un" but 62
is pronounced "soixante deux"

hmmm. don't know how we could solve this....

Arnaud de Bonald - Paris, France - Sysop Netcava BBS

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