Dictation command for exclamation mark should be "Rufzeichen" for DE-AT

Number:rdar://FB9006413 Date Originated:2021-02-16
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:Siri Product Version:
Classification:Incorrect/Unexpected Behavior Reproducible:Yes
- Set your dictation locale to "German (Austria)".
- Dictate a sentence which ends in an exclamation mark.

- Siri / Dictation (also for iOS) should recognize "Rufzeichen" as the Austrian-German for "Ausrufezeichen".

- "Rufzeichen" is two syllables shorter and more convenient
- No-one in Austria uses the word "Ausrufezeichen"
- I have never heard it in my daily life nor in 8 years of academic life back in University.
- Check you logs for "Rufzeichen" from Siri sessions from Austria. I bet that you will find plenty of "Rufzeichen" being spelled literally instead of being transformed to "!" and which people then corrected manually. Just look if you doubt it.
- It's one of the more frequent used punctuation characters and I always wondered why Siri never recognized it.
-- Only to realize that the official command is "Ausrufezeichen" as per:
"Ausrufezeichen" -> "!"
-- Also consulted Wikipedia https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ausrufezeichen
The entry paragraph mentions in bold that it's "Rufzeichen" in "Österreich and Südtirol" (Austria and South Tyrol).

I hope that you have no more doubt now and change the speech recognition accordingly for people having set their language to Austrian German. This will increase Siri user satisfaction quite a lot in Austria!


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