Windows 10: Cortana cannot speak English!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
  1.    12 Apr 2016 #11

    1. At the moment, with language and keyboard both set to English UK my keyboard is screwed up, for example
    @@@@@@ prints as """""""""
    ########## as ££££££££££
    pipe as ~~~~~~~~~~ (I have not found what key is pipe yet)
    """""""""""" as @@@@@@
    ___________ as ---------------
    I have not found a key to print backslash. I may discover other anomalies.


    I dont want this. The only way I have found to stop it is to set keyboard to English USA.


    2. At the moment Cortana is behaving, but she changes her mind every so often and suddenly decides to tell me that she cannot function until I change settings to a language she can speak, and that does not include English UK or English US! It was this aberation a few days ago that prompted me to post about my dilemma


    3. I have been told to set the Speech language to English UK but to ensure it is also set as the default --- so far I have not found where to do that although I have tried to follow the directions.. The Download option which I am told can be found by clicking Speech has not appeared for me. I know that somewhere there is a list of options to which English UK can be set, because a little while ago I saw it briefly. But I have not been able to get back to that page despite repeatedly trying.


    I will continue to try, though it has involved a lot of repetition of actions which I have foundd to be fruitless. Meanwhile I will set my keyboard back to English US again so I can use my keyboard correctly.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    12 Apr 2016 #12

    Speech is set in Settings > Time & Language > Speech > Choose the language you speak with your device
    Language is set in Settings > Time & Language > Region and language >Language settings
    If you go to Control Panel (large icons) Language, It will show you your display language and keyboard layout. Click Options and there are other keyboard layouts. Click preview to see the physical key layout. Find the one that matches your keyboard and add it. I'm guessing once you do that, you can switch your keyboard to that layout. I only went as far as preview. Everything is working for me, including Cortana. I have Speech set to English (Canada) and language to English (United Stats) and everything works.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. davidhk's Avatar
    Posts : 4,765
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       12 Apr 2016 #13

    clayto,
    .................3. I have been told to set the Speech language to English UK but to ensure it is also set as the default........................

    I did not tell you to set Speech, English (United Kingdom) to default.
    I said set Language, English (united Kingdom) to default :
    Country & Region.......................................United Kingdom
    Language ....................................................... English (United Kingdom) Make sure it is set as default.
    Speech ............................................................ English (United Kingdom)

    See screenshots on how I did on my computer..............
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Cortana ..... Country and Language.jpg 
Views:	1 
Size:	102.3 KB 
ID:	74400

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Cortana .... Speech.jpg 
Views:	1 
Size:	41.9 KB 
ID:	74401
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4.    13 Apr 2016 #14

    In Control Panel, Language, English UK, Options I do not find "other keyboard layouts". There is just one for English UK or so it says, but it is not much like my physical KB layout --- see below --- for example # is in the wrong place, there is no \ o r@ and no computer keys; and there is one KB for English US which is also not much like my KB but I do find the Board works almost correctly as US (and up to now I have not found any other that works correctly). One small irritation apart from Cortana periodically becoming awkward ist that the KB gets switched back to UK automatically often, sometimes only minutes since I have selected US. It is only a minor problem because I have learned how to switch back very quickly. Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2016_04_13_14_18_181.png 
Views:	12 
Size:	35.2 KB 
ID:	74617
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5.    13 Apr 2016 #15

    If you click the blue Add an input method in your screen shot you'll get other previews. I see what you mean though about limited info in the preview. Some of them do show those special keys. like this one.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	keyboard Capture.PNG 
Views:	1 
Size:	22.7 KB 
ID:	74620
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Related Threads
Hi there, When choosing the Win 10 install I am given these options: Select Language: English (United Kingdom), English (United States) are there any major differences? apart from the obvious one - certain words are spelt differently... ...
As you can see below, Cortana will not enable despite Australia and English being selected. I am 100% up to date on updates. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13649456/screenshots/Screenshot%202015-11-20%2012.18.25.png...
Solved US keyboard + UK English in Installation and Setup
Is it possible to setup Windows so that it recognises that I have an ANSI layout, but that spell checking and such is in British English?
Greetings. In my contry (Denmark) we has been told by Microsoft, that we will NOT be getting Cortana in Windows 10, not now and not when Windows 10 is launched! The reason is, MS says, that BING is in "Beta-mode" in our part of the world, and...
Do You Speak Emoji? Bing Does in Windows 10 News
Source...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:56.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums