Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2012 5:46 AM (in response to Now is coming soon)
I would really like them to allow for spanish dictation. For the time being I use Dragon Dictation as a work around. Its not built into the keyboard which is a pain but its got support for many languages and I find it pretty accurate.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2012 5:51 AM (in response to Now is coming soon)
Part of the problem is likely the wide breathe of dialects.
Japanese is a very targetted region, same for French, and German.
English also has widely varying dialects from American north vs. south, to UK, to Aussy. But being that Apple's main design force is english speaking and it's the majority it made sense to spend all the tim eto address these variations.
Spanish is simliarly wide spread, but falls short of English's dominance. Consider the difference in dialets from Mexico, Spain, Argentina, etc.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2012 5:52 AM (in response to Now is coming soon)
Since Apple doesn't usually monitor these forums, it's always best to send your suggestion through the official channels: http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipad.html
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 5:05 AM (in response to Menel)
I could be, but they should have started already. I don't mind if they perform Mexican, Spanish, Argentine, etc in the New Ipad, but they have to start by something.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 5:33 AM (in response to Now is coming soon)
With all due respect, Spanish only in 3rd placing. Chinese 1st, English 2nd.
I've best guess there's 3 possibilities iOS didn't support Spanish,
1. Steve don't like it.
2. Steve was Arab & German ethnicity.
3. There's too many Rotten Apple in Spain. Lol..
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 5:42 AM (in response to NewForce)
Or the 4th, far more likely possibility - Apple (not "Steve", whose ethnicity is irrelevant unless you have some evidence that he had a bias against Spanish speakers) did a business calculation and decided that sales of iPads to primary Spanish - speakers (not the total amount of Spanish speakers, but the numbers who purchase iPads) was smaller than those to other countries.
I also think that Menel's idea may have something to do with it - look how much trouble they've had with Scottish-accented English.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 6:05 AM (in response to PogoPossum)
Let's leave the poor Menel's alone.
He's only taking part in 3rd gen iPad & iOS 5.1, according to his profile.
Electromagnetic Compatibility Enginner?
Interesting.. Don't get me wrong, I mean the major he's in, not himself. Lol..