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  1. neo158's Avatar
    Nope. Cortana has always used Jen Taylor (when 8.1 DP was released and the demo during Build 2014). All they've done is re-record some line readings to be have more emotion. Unfortunately they still use the old TellMe voice for names, weather, e-mail, etc. It's very jarring.

    It really isn't that hard to bring in Jen Taylor to do some UK specific line readings and jokes. The old TellMe voice with a English accent just isn't going to cut it with a lot of people. Cortana isn't Cortana unless Jen Taylor is the one doing the voice.
    Then we'll have to agree to disagree. Cortana is Cortana whoever voices it and the only thing it has in common with Halo is the name, unless you think that a 3D model of Cortana will pop out of your phone whenever you use it. The point is that Microsoft made an almighty **** up when they mentioned who was doing the voice, if they hadn't mentioned it then no one would care. Are you seriously expecting Jen Taylor to be a polyglot in order to localise Cortana to every country in the world?

    Also no one stated that the TellMe voice would be used in the UK as a fact, except you and if you read the article:

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Corta...the-UK_id58615

    Slightly different headline than "No Jen Taylor in the UK", wouldn't you agree?
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    07-26-2014 08:23 AM
  2. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    Then we'll have to agree to disagree. Cortana is Cortana whoever voices it and the only thing it has in common with Halo is the name, unless you think that a 3D model of Cortana will pop out of your phone whenever you use it. The point is that Microsoft made an almighty **** up when they mentioned who was doing the voice, if they hadn't mentioned it then no one would care. Are you seriously expecting Jen Taylor to be a polyglot in order to localise Cortana to every country in the world?

    Also no one stated that the TellMe voice would be used in the UK as a fact, except you and if you read the article:

    Cortana to have a different voice actress on handsets in the UK

    Slightly different headline than "No Jen Taylor in the UK", wouldn't you agree?
    People definitely are expecting way too much. It's just an assistant (with a bit of personality), not a person who is supposed to have best voice in the universe and, ultimately, to marry you.
    07-26-2014 08:34 AM
  3. LSDigital's Avatar
    Why not? you bought her after all :p
    And this is THE AI!
    07-26-2014 08:39 AM
  4. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    Why not? you bought her after all :p
    And this is THE AI!
    Who knows, probably in 200 years we will marry to some AI, but currently we do not :)
    07-26-2014 08:44 AM
  5. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    Then we'll have to agree to disagree. Cortana is Cortana whoever voices it and the only thing it has in common with Halo is the name, unless you think that a 3D model of Cortana will pop out of your phone whenever you use it. The point is that Microsoft made an almighty **** up when they mentioned who was doing the voice, if they hadn't mentioned it then no one would care.
    Exactly. Without Jen Taylor doing the voice it might as well be called Bing Now, not Cortana. Why was getting the actual voice actor to do the voice a **** up? It generated excitement and it makes a cute connection between two MS products. People actually care about the damn thing now. Why are we even discussing this? lol

    Are you seriously expecting Jen Taylor to be a polyglot in order to localise Cortana to every country in the world?
    For English speaking countries, yes. Especially English countries that are familiar with the character. Why not? Is there an anti-Jen Taylor movement out there I'm not aware of?

    Also no one stated that the TellMe voice would be used in the UK as a fact, except you and if you read the article:

    Cortana to have a different voice actress on handsets in the UK

    Slightly different headline than "No Jen Taylor in the UK", wouldn't you agree?
    The headline mentions voice actress. Actual article doesn't. It's still a disappointment as the UK will not be getting the real deal.
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    07-26-2014 08:48 AM
  6. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    Is there an article somewhere, which states that Cortana in UK will not have a natural voice? I still don't understand why it should be Jen Taylor, if another person with a better British accent could voice her? Sounds like a Halo fanboyism and silliness.
    neo158 likes this.
    07-26-2014 08:53 AM
  7. David P2's Avatar
    Is there an article somewhere, which states that Cortana in UK will not have a natural voice? I still don't understand why it should be Jen Taylor, if another person with a better British accent could voice her? Sounds like a Halo fanboyism and silliness.
    Not that I know of... even Talderon didn't know until very recently, according to his Twitter feed.
    07-26-2014 09:03 AM
  8. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    Not that I know of... even Talderon didn't know until very recently, according to his Twitter feed.
    We will see next week. I'm very very sure it (sorry, she) will have a natural voice, just like in the US.
    neo158 likes this.
    07-26-2014 09:30 AM
  9. hopmedic's Avatar
    Here we are back to getting off the track of this thread's subject.... Cortana NEWS, not Cortana's voice.
    Guytronic and hairychad like this.
    07-26-2014 03:49 PM
  10. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Closed since OP no longer works for Microsoft.
    Guytronic and tavernlong like this.
    07-26-2014 03:58 PM
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