2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 16, 2014 3:31 PM by Roadie-Z
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In the help file for iOS Dictation the following paragraph regards to selecting language for dictation

When you want to change the language used for Dictation:

  1. Tap the globe icon to change to the keyboard for that language.
  2. Tap the microphone icon to start Dictation.

Note: To use Dictation, the keyboard language needs to be a supported language. Dictation is designed to recognize the specific accents and dialects of the supported countries listed above. Since every language has its own accents and dialects, the accuracy rate will be higher for native speakers.



Now there are couple chinese input methods for simplified or traditional chinese typing.  However, which one relates to "cantonese"? They both use the same characters but with different pronunciation. 

iPad (4th gen) Wi-Fi + Cellular (MM), iOS 6.0.1
  • SWOT Level 1 (0 points)

    Following up, here is the situation:


    Using "Chinese Traditional - Changjie" as input method,

    1, dictation WILL listen as Cantonese if SIRI is set to Cantonese-Hong Kong

    2, dictation defaults to Mandarin if SIRI is set to English


    Further testing concluded that regardless of the input method, as long as Siri is set to Cantonese-Hong Kong the dictation can listen to cantonese, and otherwise it cannot.


    Is there a way to individually toggle dictation language?

  • Roadie-Z Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same question.  I want to use English Siri, but cantonese dictation when using handwriting keyboard. Is there a solution?