08-15-2014 11:47 AM
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  1. Rodrigo Pereira Teixeira's Avatar
    I live in Canada and I'm using Cortana as if I lived in the United States. As mentioned before on WPC, GDR 1 should include the option to use Cortana as Alpha in Canada... Any idea on how to do so? I've changed my region to Canada and I kept my language as USA, but that didn't work 'cause Cortana was disabled and I got that old search back! =/

    Any idea?
    08-04-2014 11:36 AM
  2. Rasetech's Avatar
    Have you tried switching language to English (Canada)?
    08-04-2014 11:38 AM
  3. Rodrigo Pereira Teixeira's Avatar
    There is no such thing as English Canada on language =/
    08-04-2014 11:57 AM
  4. Rasetech's Avatar
    It is on my Lumia 1020.

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    08-04-2014 12:04 PM
  5. sp990's Avatar
    Hey guys, the settings for Canada in Update 1 are as follows:

    UI Language: English (Canada)
    Region: Canada
    Speech: English (United States)

    Sorry for the confusion!

    -Sandeep
    08-04-2014 12:04 PM
  6. Rodrigo Pereira Teixeira's Avatar
    Hey guys, the settings for Canada in Update 1 are as follows:

    UI Language: English (Canada)
    Region: Canada
    Speech: English (United States)

    Sorry for the confusion!

    -Sandeep
    Thanks! Working now!
    08-04-2014 12:23 PM
  7. HalfBlackCanadian's Avatar
    Just wanted to say THANKS, I was sad when Cortana Alpha did.t just work
    08-04-2014 12:57 PM
  8. SebastianZHD's Avatar
    Still not working for me. I have everything set to "Canada" where possible, but when I go to the Cortana settings it still tells me "Cortana can only work if your speech language matches your display language." When you go to speech language, only "English (India)", "English (United Kingdom)", and "English (United States)" exist. When I'm set to the United States one, I can't flip the switch.
    08-04-2014 01:31 PM
  9. ShaneRay's Avatar
    I know it's "alpha", but they still make it difficult to get things going with all the regions, languages, and corresponding options in WP. Frustrating.

    Anyway, try this. Worked for me:

    Settings-->Language-->Add Languages--> English (Canada)-->reboot phone.

    That's assuming you have everything else set up as I did, which sounds like you have.
    08-04-2014 02:40 PM
  10. Rodrigo Pereira Teixeira's Avatar
    Still not working for me. I have everything set to "Canada" where possible, but when I go to the Cortana settings it still tells me "Cortana can only work if your speech language matches your display language." When you go to speech language, only "English (India)", "English (United Kingdom)", and "English (United States)" exist. When I'm set to the United States one, I can't flip the switch.
    Man, mine is...

    Region: Canada
    Regional Format: English (Canada)

    Language: English (Canada)


    The thing is... I also have english USA and Portuguese (Brazil) as languages, but I've moved English Canada to the Top above English USA
    08-04-2014 02:42 PM
  11. SebastianZHD's Avatar
    I know it's "alpha", but they still make it difficult to get things going with all the regions, languages, and corresponding options in WP. Frustrating.

    Anyway, try this. Worked for me:

    Settings-->Language-->Add Languages--> English (Canada)-->reboot phone.

    That's assuming you have everything else set up as I did, which sounds like you have.
    Hmmmm, well, I think I've got everything set up right, as shown:
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    But it's still not letting me switch Cortana on... hmmmm....
    08-04-2014 06:51 PM
  12. worldspy99's Avatar
    Get the phone out of airplane mode and turn location on...you should be set.
    08-04-2014 06:58 PM
  13. SebastianZHD's Avatar
    Tried both just now, restarted, didn't help. But I've been using Cortana with the US settings since it came out even in airplane mode, so I don't think that's a problem.
    08-04-2014 07:49 PM
  14. chezm's Avatar
    So with the people who have had experience with Cortana since 8.1 launched, do you find shes actually learned about YOU and your needs? I gave her permission to my FB account, allowed her access to majority of my personal settings and filled out my interests/preferences. However, nothing has happened since i activated her...the live tile is just the latest headline...will she become more robust over time (with getting to know "me")?
    08-05-2014 08:54 AM
  15. fc000's Avatar
    I've enabled the Alpha and found she shows nothing but the Weather. Any custom news categories don't show with results, and trying to add new interests results in a blank black screen. All other interests that we're setup while having the region set to US are gone except news. I get the weather in Celsius which is awesome, but nothing else..
    08-05-2014 08:57 AM
  16. pipe7's Avatar
    I've enabled the Alpha and found she shows nothing but the Weather. Any custom news categories don't show with results, and trying to add new interests results in a blank black screen. All other interests that we're setup while having the region set to US are gone except news. I get the weather in Celsius which is awesome, but nothing else..
    Ya I was a bit disappointed that so much was missing. I know its Alpha but I was hoping that just meant a lot of the interests etc would just use the US stuff - which worked well in Canada anyway. I've switched to UK Cortana now, going to try that out for a while. At least the weather is in Celsius by default. And not minding the new voice (English accent).
    08-05-2014 09:18 AM
  17. fc000's Avatar
    Ya I was a bit disappointed that so much was missing. I know its Alpha but I was hoping that just meant a lot of the interests etc would just use the US stuff - which worked well in Canada anyway. I've switched to UK Cortana now, going to try that out for a while. At least the weather is in Celsius by default. And not minding the new voice (English accent).
    I've done the same, switched to UK Cortana. I don't understand Microsofts reasoning for disabling all these features. Using US Cortana in Canada was working perfectly.

    The only areas I saw issues were a lack of "recommendations" when it came to nearby restaurants, which would have been mitigated by the plethora of Foursquare data they're now adding. Time to leave alerts, news, sports, all these things are working great in Canada with the US version. The reason I switched was because I was getting sick of getting the weather in Fahrenheit.

    Sadly for me personally, the thing that's still missing from any Cortana regions is a setting for transit preferences. I don't need to know how long it takes to drive to get to work or an appointment. I take Transit everywhere or walk, and that still isn't an option.

    Oh well, UK Cortana it is for now.
    08-05-2014 09:41 AM
  18. paulsalter's Avatar
    Sadly for me personally, the thing that's still missing from any Cortana regions is a setting for transit preferences. I don't need to know how long it takes to drive to get to work or an appointment. I take Transit everywhere or walk, and that still isn't an option.

    Oh well, UK Cortana it is for now.
    Not sure if this helps
    If you open up Cortana and go to interests, tap on the getting around icon that appears, from the next screen you can change it from Driving to using Public Transport

    Not tried this option so unsure how it works
    08-05-2014 09:47 AM
  19. thaman04's Avatar
    Your speech settings in those screenshots are not English UK... change that too.
    08-05-2014 10:18 AM
  20. fc000's Avatar
    Not sure if this helps
    If you open up Cortana and go to interests, tap on the getting around icon that appears, from the next screen you can change it from Driving to using Public Transport

    Not tried this option so unsure how it works
    Is this under adding a new Interest? I'd love to try this out if my "choose a category" screen wasn't blank.
    08-05-2014 11:26 AM
  21. Noob1ee's Avatar
    Looks like I'll stick with the US version for the time being...
    08-05-2014 11:28 AM
  22. paulsalter's Avatar
    Is this under adding a new Interest? I'd love to try this out if my "choose a category" screen wasn't blank.
    It was one of the default interests it added for me, I was getting blank pages yesterday but worked today
    08-05-2014 12:10 PM
  23. fc000's Avatar
    It was one of the default interests it added for me, I was getting blank pages yesterday but worked today
    Are you using Cortana Canada Alpha, UK Beta, or US Beta? I'm hoping my category screen comes back soon to have a look.
    08-05-2014 01:50 PM
  24. jddesigned's Avatar
    Even with Language set to English Canada at the top of the list, in my main Settings view it displays Language as English US. Could this be what is keeping Cortana from working?

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    08-05-2014 02:06 PM
  25. chezm's Avatar
    Even with Language set to English Canada at the top of the list, in my main Settings view it displays Language as English US. Could this be what is keeping Cortana from working?

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    Language is your issue, change it to English (Canada)
    08-05-2014 02:36 PM
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