1. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I've been reading on articles about cortana now and then, especially on the Lumia conversations page.

    The thing is, when can we expect cortana to be available for every country in the world? As of now it's available in less than 10 countries while there are over 160 countries waiting.

    Will it ever happen? Cortana being released for all countries? Let's even say 95% of all countries or 95% by population.

    A thought I had was that a lot of former colonies still use the same language such as British English or French. Can cortana be released for such countries with small modifications?
    Rinsun likes this.
    11-17-2015 05:52 AM
  2. charlatan1978's Avatar
    Only Microsoft will know the answer to this.
    Have you tried tweeting Gabe Aul??
    11-17-2015 06:52 AM
  3. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Only Microsoft will know the answer to this.
    Have you tried tweeting Gabe Aul??
    I'm not on twitter
    11-17-2015 07:02 AM
  4. charlatan1978's Avatar
    Well Gabe Aul is usually the first to announce things for Windows 10 and Cortana.
    What region are you?
    11-17-2015 07:31 AM
  5. przemek1234's Avatar
    When Cortana will be available in Poland?
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    11-17-2015 07:34 AM
  6. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Well Gabe Aul is usually the first to announce things for Windows 10 and Cortana.
    What region are you?
    Kenya
    11-17-2015 10:39 PM
  7. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Almost a year on, what has changed? Is setting region to US or UK recommended or accepted?
    Rinsun likes this.
    07-27-2016 07:58 AM
  8. Rinsun's Avatar
    Cortana is available in English (India) default speech language but to get Cortana to speak ,additional language support for speech to text has to be downloaded (I have English UK in my phone) since Speech to Text is still not available for English India.All other settings,i.e,region,keyboard etc are set for India.Also language has to be downloaded before Cortana is activated otherwise Cortana does not work properly.This is in case of mobile.I did not realise this initially when I upgraded to W10 and had a lot of problems with Cortana.I discovered all this by trial and phone reset.
    However in case of PC no additional language is required,only English India speech language works fine on my laptop.
    07-27-2016 11:26 AM
  9. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Cortana is available in English (India) default speech language but to get Cortana to speak ,additional language support for speech to text has to be downloaded (I have English UK in my phone) since Speech to Text is still not available for English India.All other settings,i.e,region,keyboard etc are set for India.Also language has to be downloaded before Cortana is activated otherwise Cortana does not work properly.This is in case of mobile.I did not realise this initially when I upgraded to W10 and had a lot of problems with Cortana.I discovered all this by trial and phone reset.
    However in case of PC no additional language is required,only English India speech language works fine on my laptop.
    So when setting up a new phone, to get Cortana for non supported regions, I need to have the right language pack installed, the right speech pack but others like region and keyboard can stay local?
    Rinsun likes this.
    07-28-2016 03:42 AM
  10. Rinsun's Avatar
    So when setting up a new phone, to get Cortana for non supported regions, I need to have the right language pack installed, the right speech pack but others like region and keyboard can stay local?
    I don't know for non supported regions as Cortana is available in India.I used this page for Cortana/language on my phone after upgrading to W10 M since I found that old settings with W8.1 did not work -
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...e-availability
    If region is not set according to your location,search results will be inaccurate.

    In 8.1 as per MS website ,English UK as default speech language with all other settings to India was required for Cortana.
    With both 8.1 & 10 I have Bengali and Hindi as additional keyboard languages for personal use.
    W10 M-
    Speech -Eng India default,additional Eng UK,
    Keyboard Eng India(also Bengali & Hindi)
    Others India.

    For PC all settings India.No additional speech language required here.(Of course I have Bengali & Hindi additional keyboard languages for personal use).
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    07-28-2016 04:39 AM
  11. Rinsun's Avatar
    Almost a year on, what has changed? Is setting region to US or UK recommended or accepted?
    I had to set English UK as speech language on my laptop after the AU because Cortana is not speaking with English India after the update.Region and keyboard language India.

    Edit : Cortana is speaking today with English India again.
    Last edited by Rinsun; 08-04-2016 at 11:50 AM.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    08-04-2016 11:03 AM

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