1. Pranjal Rai's Avatar
    I have been using Cortana for 2 days now. But she hasn't said my name even once. I have chosen what she should call me in the settings. But she hasn't pronounced it once. It just appears written every damn time. Any help?
    04-17-2014 09:35 AM
  2. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Doesn't appear to be programed in yet. Not sure if it's a bug, oversight or what. Often cited complaint. But this is a beta, so hopefully the kinks will be worked out soon. I don't think it's the biggest issue ever. She works, and works (mostly) well, and that's the biggest thing for me. Things like having a personality are flashy and nice, but the actual functionality is what matters most for me.

    And seeing as her forgetting to pronounce my name doesn't hamper the actual functionality, I'm willing to let it slide in favor of new features and more critical bug fixes.
    04-17-2014 09:59 AM
  3. Saksham Jain's Avatar
    i signed up to wpcentral just to make this thread.. already found one x''D and i see no one has the answer ? :P
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    04-17-2014 10:00 AM
  4. Alex Rodriguez's Avatar
    She doesn't give the time either. At least not in my phone. She just pull a web search
    04-17-2014 10:08 AM
  5. SwimSwim's Avatar
    It's a mystery, that's for sure. Again, I think it just might be an oversight in the pronunciation software. But right now, the Bing team is running around like headless chickens to address some of the backend server issues, so I'd say this is probably a low priority fix.
    04-17-2014 10:08 AM
  6. Curtieson's Avatar
    I'd venture to guess they skipped the part of using your name in the beta because they have yet to introduce to her a way to dictate how to say your name phonetically.

    One of my wife's BIGGEST complaints about Siri is that she is terrible in saying her maiden name. Say...for example...their last name was Wall-E; like the movie...and that is how you pronounce it. Siri insists on saying "Wall-Ah".... And their function to get her to change how she says it just doesn't work.

    Full disclosure, it is a very popular German name and the "E" in German makes the 'ah' sound...but we speak 'murican!!! And even still why have the feature to be able to spell in out phonetically if Siri doesn't care?

    /rant
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    04-17-2014 10:19 AM
  7. Sangram Chinnappa's Avatar
    dats coz wid a phone in your hand u dont need her to, its there on ur phone everywhere, ur glance screen, ur lock screen, ur home page :)
    She doesn't give the time either. At least not in my phone. She just pull a web search
    04-17-2014 07:44 PM
  8. Alex Rodriguez's Avatar
    dats coz wid a phone in your hand u dont need her to, its there on ur phone everywhere, ur glance screen, ur lock screen, ur home page :)
    Yeah and with a phone that have maps ,weather app, etc. I don't need her to give me directions or other map related stuff or the weather for example that she does give. Your reply does not sound so coherent at all.
    05-03-2014 01:02 PM
  9. L Beezy's Avatar
    Check out this thread:

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/cor...g-updated.html

    The OP works at Microsoft. Quote: "Cortana not saying your name: Right now, this is by design while we work on some back-end stuff to get this working reliably."
    Amrykid and Curtieson like this.
    05-03-2014 05:26 PM
  10. elms_v's Avatar
    Cortana call home or say dial my home number guess what
    06-18-2014 12:05 AM

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