1. skinnypig118's Avatar
    Hey,

    Just got Denim installed, but "Hey Cortana" was disabled. It says that my region and speech language must match the display language (my region's set to Canada).

    So I played around with the region/language settings until everything is English (United States). Naturally that did the trick and Hey Cortana is enabled and I could set it up. The down-side is the region is US so I would get temperatures in Fahrenheit and things like that.

    So then I changed the region back to Canada, and to my surprise Hey Cortana still work, even though in settings it shows as disabled! Guess I can live with that small-ish bug but I'm wondering if anyone has found a way to properly enable the feature for Canada, or other non-US regions?
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    01-15-2015 10:04 PM
  2. dKp1977's Avatar
    Does Canada have Cortana Beta or Alpha? Because as far as I know Hey Cortana is only available for those regions who're in beta state. Germany for example is only on alpha, which means we don't get Hey Cortana with Denim.
    01-16-2015 01:24 AM
  3. Harrie-S's Avatar

    Naturally that did the trick and Hey Cortana is enabled and I could set it up. The down-side is the region is US so I would get temperatures in Fahrenheit and things like that.

    So then I changed the region back to Canada, and to my surprise Hey Cortana still work, even though in settings it shows as disabled! Guess I can live with that small-ish bug but I'm wondering if anyone has found a way to properly enable the feature for Canada, or other non-US regions?
    Which weather app are you using? In the stock Weather app you can change, in settings, if you want Celsius or Fahrenheit. And also other weather apps have I think this setting.
    01-16-2015 02:19 AM
  4. dKp1977's Avatar
    Which weather app are you using? In the stock Weather app you can change, in settings, if you want Celsius or Fahrenheit. And also other weather apps have I think this setting.
    He's not referring to any weather apps, but to Cortana. Because of his region switch the the US (including regional format I assume), Cortana is displaying weather information in Fahrenheit now, rather than Celsius.
    01-16-2015 02:36 AM
  5. skinnypig118's Avatar
    Canada's Cortana is in Alpha. Oh I didn't know Hey Cortana is supposed to be for Beta regions only. In that case I hope they don't fix this "bug" where it still works after flipping the region back to Canada :)

    And yes I was referring to the temperatures Cortana gives back.
    01-16-2015 05:35 AM
  6. Harrie-S's Avatar
    It's also possible to ask Cortana to give the temp in Celsius. The results of how "good" this works are devided. Did you try it or are you now "happy" as is.
    01-16-2015 05:46 AM
  7. Gilad Meiri's Avatar
    A trick to get around that - Simply say "What's the temperature outside in celsius?". Does the trick for me.
    01-16-2015 06:04 AM
  8. skinnypig118's Avatar
    Yeah I realized I can ask her for temperatures in Celsius, but I'm lazy and don't have to have to say that every time.

    I'm happy now that Hey Cortana's working with my region set to Canada. The only problem is if I ever wanted to turn off the feature, even temporarily, I'd have to change my region/language back to US and go through a couple of restarts to enable Hey Cortana in settings so I can uncheck the box.
    01-16-2015 06:20 AM
  9. Zarnywoop's Avatar
    Maybe try UK as language, you will get Celsius by default.
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    01-16-2015 07:32 AM
  10. skinnypig118's Avatar
    Thanks for the uk suggestion, now I have temperatures in Celsius and hey cortana properly enabled. That's the best workaround so far. Plus the British accent is kinda awesome :)
    Sent from my Lumia 930 using Tapatalk
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    01-16-2015 04:51 PM
  11. KllR007's Avatar
    So whats now ? Region to UK and language to English? This will working with C ?
    01-17-2015 10:30 AM
  12. skinnypig118's Avatar
    Here are the settings I used to get it working

    Language: English (UK)
    Region: UK (Regional format: English (Canada))
    Speech: English (UK)
    Hey Cortana: On
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    01-17-2015 10:59 AM
  13. Zarnywoop's Avatar
    Glad it helped!

    regards
    01-17-2015 12:03 PM
  14. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Thing is, in the UK we measure weather temperature in Celsius when it's cold, and in Fahrenheit when it's hot. When Cortana can cope with that kind of reality I'll be impressed. Currently she can't even tell me the time when I ask (would be handy when wearing my headphones). So, Cortana has some way to go before reaching even the minimum expectations. Let's hope 'beta' still has a lot of dev time to go.
    01-22-2015 08:34 AM
  15. scgf's Avatar
    I don't, lol! It's Celsius all the way!
    01-22-2015 11:41 AM
  16. skinnypig118's Avatar
    Thing is, in the UK we measure weather temperature in Celsius when it's cold, and in Fahrenheit when it's hot.
    Wow... sorry but that's kind of messed up
    01-22-2015 03:38 PM
  17. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Indeed it is. Blame Thatcher, she was the education minister at the time the shift to metric was messed up.
    01-23-2015 06:20 AM
  18. anthonyng's Avatar
    Hey skinnypig, I've been holding onto Canada alpha Cortana in hopes that it helps push it to beta faster but now getting tired. Are we missing a ton of stuff now that you've switched? Like was it the same for you? I never hear cortana speak about anything. Just shows stuff on the screen.

    There's voice prompting over bluetooth for stuff but I can't remember if it was the same before/after cortana.

    Thanks.
    01-25-2015 11:31 PM
  19. anthonyng's Avatar
    Thing is, in the UK we measure weather temperature in Celsius when it's cold, and in Fahrenheit when it's hot.
    Wow, that is not odd at all :D And I thought we Canadians had an identity crisis doing weights in pounds, heights in inches, distance in KMs. Or maybe that's just me. :D
    01-25-2015 11:35 PM
  20. skinnypig118's Avatar
    Hey skinnypig, I've been holding onto Canada alpha Cortana in hopes that it helps push it to beta faster but now getting tired. Are we missing a ton of stuff now that you've switched? Like was it the same for you? I never hear cortana speak about anything. Just shows stuff on the screen.

    There's voice prompting over bluetooth for stuff but I can't remember if it was the same before/after cortana.

    Thanks.

    I'd say it's about the same. I mostly use Cortana for weather, but have notice the other stuff like setting alarm or reminder or the occasional tell me a joke all have speech in Canadian alpha.
    01-26-2015 08:36 PM

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