Apple refuses to teach Catalan to Siri — 2022

If you are used to speaking Catalan on a daily basis, for the time being you will not be able to have a conversation in this language with the voice assistant of Apple products, Siri, having to resort every time we want to address it in Spanish.

This can be a problem for those who do not use Spanish on a daily basis and for whom Catalan comes naturally, as is logical, and that is why the protests from the Language Platform, They have been constant towards the Cupertino company that have responded in a categorical way: they will not teach Catalan to Siri, for now

Siri will not understand us in Catalan at the moment

As reported today The Digital Confidential , the association for the defense of the Catalan language would have been insisting that Apple incorporate Catalan compatibility into Siri, being a co-official language of Spain, but from the Cupertino company they have responded: Right now, there are no plans to make Siri and Apple CarPlay available in Catalan. .

From this platform they have wanted to justify this request by looking at the rest of the European countries that have different co-official languages, as is the case in Spain with Catalan, Galician and Basque. In these European countries, specifically sixteen, Siri supports all co-official languages , such as the variants of French used in Belgium.

They have also hidden behind Siri or Apple CarPlay they may not understand very well certain Spanish addresses as they are written in Catalan . If we invoke Siri and ask her to take us to a municipality in Catalonia or the Balearic Islands, there are times when He sends us to another site, from his own experience.

In my opinion I think Apple's voice assistant should be compatible with all the languages ​​of the country, so as not to limit its use to those people who do not use Spanish on a daily basis, opting instead to use Galician, Basque or Catalan.

This topic is sure to be quite controversial, but Leaving politics aside Do you think that Siri should be compatible with Catalan and the rest of the co-official languages ​​of Spain?