08-15-2014 11:47 AM
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  1. jddesigned's Avatar
    Even though English Canada is top of the language list US still shows up as default. What am I doing wrong?
    08-05-2014 03:06 PM
  2. chezm's Avatar
    just delete the language English (US)...i was having similar issues yesterday, you can readd it if something happens (just make sure to keep one on your list)
    08-05-2014 03:28 PM
  3. jddesigned's Avatar
    just delete the language English (US)...i was having similar issues yesterday, you can readd it if something happens (just make sure to keep one on your list)
    It's weird I don't have the option to remove it. Canada does, but not US.
    08-05-2014 05:04 PM
  4. chezm's Avatar
    It's weird I don't have the option to remove it. Canada does, but not US.
    Add English Canada first, then delete English US...did you try that? I'm sure you are required to have one at least
    08-05-2014 06:15 PM
  5. jddesigned's Avatar
    They're both in the list with Canada at the top
    08-05-2014 07:01 PM
  6. chezm's Avatar
    Mine only has English (Canada) and Cortana works...remove US
    08-05-2014 07:26 PM
  7. Cindy WP's Avatar
    Under English (Canada), I have no option to enable it as my phone language and this is probably why Cortana is not working for me. Because there's no option to set this as my phone language, I can't delete English (United States) from my language settings.

    I'm wondering if anyone else has a similar problem? I've already tried hard-resetting my phone. I'm running a Lumia 920 and Cortana works perfect for me if everything is set to English (United States).

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    The options shown after tapping and holding on English (Canada):
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    Language is still shown as English (United States). (I have no problems changing my region to Canada)
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    Last edited by Cindy WP; 08-06-2014 at 08:54 AM.
    08-06-2014 07:56 AM
  8. jddesigned's Avatar
    Under English (Canada), I have no option to enable it as my phone language and this is probably why Cortana is not working for me. Because there's no option set this as my phone language, I can't delete English (United States) from my language settings.

    I'm wondering if anyone else has a similar problem? I've already tried hard-resetting my phone. I'm running a Lumia 920 and Cortana works perfect for me if everything is set to English (United States).

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    The options shown after tapping and holding on English (Canada):
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    Language is still shown as English (United States). (I have no problems changing my region to Canada)
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    Ya, this is my problem too. Is yours a US unlock? Mine is a AT&T unlock.
    08-06-2014 08:51 AM
  9. chezm's Avatar
    Ah OK, yours looks different than mine...I'm running a Rogers 1020 Locked.

    I just retested, you cannot remove the first item on the list...it is odd you dont have the language settings for Canada English, maybe you need to download a file for it to your phone? You can see i have the options avaliable, is your regional format set to Canada as well (in the pics it shows USA)?

    Also to note i just realized why we dont have speech for Cortana, theres no Canada option? Even with USA speech set it doesnt work (looks like language, keyboard, region, speech need to all match which sucks).

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    08-06-2014 09:00 AM
  10. Cindy WP's Avatar
    Mine is currently locked to AT&T. I got the phone as a gift a couple months back. Because it's locked, it obviously doesn't work here in Canada, so I've just been using it to play around with the OS. Currently in the process of trying to get it unlocked. :)

    I've also tried getting the Chinese Cortana working, but I'm having the same problem when setting Chinese (PRC) as my phone language (no problems setting the region, speech or keyboard). Strangely enough, if I set the language to Chinese (Hong Kong), the phone language CAN be enabled!!! ...but Cortana still won't work, it needs all the settings to be for China (PRC).

    Finally, I tried French. French (Canada) does not allow the option to enable the phone language, but French (France) does.
    08-06-2014 09:08 AM
  11. EchoOne30's Avatar
    I'm not sure why Microsoft wouldn't just include Canada in the US Beta. The accents vary moreso down there than they do up here. Someone from Vancouver or Toronto barely has any affectation to their voice, compared to say Georgia or Boston.

    As a Canadian, I'll stick with US Beta instead of downgrading. Been working fine for me.
    08-06-2014 09:27 AM
  12. chezm's Avatar
    I'm not sure why Microsoft wouldn't just include Canada in the US Beta. The accents vary moreso down there than they do up here. Someone from Vancouver or Toronto barely has any affectation to their voice, compared to say Georgia or Boston.

    As a Canadian, I'll stick with US Beta instead of downgrading. Been working fine for me.
    Does everything work with the US Beta in Canada, such as Location Services with reminders and other things that would be specific to Canadian services? If so, can you let me know your Region settings option? Im tempted to start using the US now that i know what Cortana is first hand.
    08-06-2014 09:40 AM
  13. EchoOne30's Avatar
    Does everything work with the US Beta in Canada, such as Location Services with reminders and other things that would be specific to Canadian services? If so, can you let me know your Region settings option? Im tempted to start using the US now that i know what Cortana is first hand.
    Oh yeah, everything works 100% perfectly. Location reminders, geofencing, etc. Even local recommendations (even though I turn that part off, it does work fine if you use it).

    My settings are USA for everything.
    LANGUAGE: "English (United States)"
    Country/Region: "United States"
    Regional format: "match phone language"

    The only real pain is searching on maps. You have to be specific for things. Like instead of searching "102 centre street", you have to put "102 centre street, city, province". But I'm not sure if that's because my phone is set as an American phone, or just on account of Bing being very basic in searching compared to google.
    08-06-2014 09:48 AM
  14. chezm's Avatar
    Oh yeah, everything works 100% perfectly. Location reminders, geofencing, etc. Even local recommendations (even though I turn that part off, it does work fine if you use it).

    My settings are USA for everything.
    LANGUAGE: "English (United States)"
    Country/Region: "United States"
    Regional format: "match phone language"

    The only real pain is searching on maps. You have to be specific for things. Like instead of searching "102 centre street", you have to put "102 centre street, city, province". But I'm not sure if that's because my phone is set as an American phone, or just on account of Bing being very basic in searching compared to google.
    Ok thanks very much, i have set everything as you said...i was really concerned about the Regional Format and messing up my currency/funds, im hoping its OK. I have changed all and reset my phone..here we go
    08-06-2014 09:54 AM
  15. fc000's Avatar
    Does everything work with the US Beta in Canada, such as Location Services with reminders and other things that would be specific to Canadian services? If so, can you let me know your Region settings option? Im tempted to start using the US now that i know what Cortana is first hand.
    Everything works quite well with the US Beta in Canada. The only annoyance is temperature being displayed in Fahrenheit.

    Edit: Quick update, this post: http://forums.windowscentral.com/cor...interests.html worked for fixing my blank adding interests screen. It also triggered Foursquare suggestions being added.
    Last edited by fc000; 08-06-2014 at 10:16 AM.
    08-06-2014 10:01 AM
  16. chezm's Avatar
    Everything works quite well with the US Beta in Canada. The only annoyance is temperature being displayed in Fahrenheit.

    Edit: Quick update, this post: http://forums.windowscentral.com/cor...interests.html worked for fixing my blank adding interests screen. It also triggered Foursquare suggestions being added.
    Yes the Fahrenheit is annoying but i can manage, ive got 2 other weather apps running Celsius.

    I did not have blank Interests but theres no Chit Chat, She just NEVER talks...i went through the referenced process, lets see if it fixes by adding SOME conversation or voice.
    08-06-2014 10:32 AM
  17. ranjeetbassi's Avatar
    I am having the same issue too. I have a feeling that cortana will not work for devices that were sold in a different region .

    For example I have a ATT Nokia Lumia 920 Unlocked and I am using it in Canada. The English(Canada) does not appear under the language settings and the region and country have been set to Canada.
    08-06-2014 10:43 AM
  18. chezm's Avatar
    I set my region back to Canada, didn't find the US that much more different and the temperature using F instead of C drove me nuts. I find they are practically the same, aside from a few extra interests.
    08-07-2014 03:39 PM
  19. Mitchell Leitman's Avatar
    Funny, when I select UK speech, I lose Cortana
    08-07-2014 03:45 PM
  20. PimpBot5001's Avatar
    Since the HTC 8S isn't getting Update 1, can any of you think of a scenario where 8s owners in Canada will get Cortana in any capacity (alpha, beta or final release version)? I was initially thinking that when the final release version of 8.1 was deployed to me by my carrier, that I would get Cortana, but maybe that is just wishful thinking...
    08-11-2014 01:18 PM
  21. Alain_A's Avatar
    I set my region back to Canada, didn't find the US that much more different and the temperature using F instead of C drove me nuts. I find they are practically the same, aside from a few extra interests.
    when you ask her the temp just tell her " what is the weather in celsius" and she will give it to you
    08-12-2014 05:37 PM
  22. bilzkh's Avatar
    Oh yeah, everything works 100% perfectly. Location reminders, geofencing, etc. Even local recommendations (even though I turn that part off, it does work fine if you use it).

    My settings are USA for everything.
    LANGUAGE: "English (United States)"
    Country/Region: "United States"
    Regional format: "match phone language"

    The only real pain is searching on maps. You have to be specific for things. Like instead of searching "102 centre street", you have to put "102 centre street, city, province". But I'm not sure if that's because my phone is set as an American phone, or just on account of Bing being very basic in searching compared to google.
    Actually I was able to get away with just the street address on the U.S Cortana (Rogers Lumia 920 out of Toronto). The only thing that kind of bothers me is the weather in Fahrenheit, but it's not a big deal, bigger number = hotter.
    08-12-2014 05:46 PM
  23. Far2Smooth's Avatar
    My Nokia 1020 on Telus has settings as recommended. Language: English (Canada) enabled, English (US) available; Region: Canada, English (Canada); Speech Language: English (US). Cortana is not even listed in settings. Anyone have other ideas.
    08-15-2014 10:14 AM
  24. Rodrigo Pereira Teixeira's Avatar
    Thats weird... I'm using canadian Cortana for over a month now and I it's near perfection. She didn't learn anything from me because I don't know how to use that, but she's giving me directions and I was abble to select my interests
    08-15-2014 11:47 AM
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