Monday, June 11, 2012

iOS 6 Language Features Announced at WWDC 6/11

Siri languages expanded to include English, Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin, German, Cantonese, Japanese, and Korean.

New Chinese Features: "With precision text input, a comprehensive up-to-date Chinese dictionary, and handwriting recognition support for over 30,000 Chinese characters, iOS 6 gives Chinese speakers more features than ever. You can mix full and abbreviated Pinyin and even type English words in a Pinyin sentence without switching keyboards. And when you add words to your personal dictionary, iCloud makes them available on all your devices. Baidu is a built-in option in Safari, and you can share videos directly to Youku and Tudou. You can also post to Sina Weibo from Camera, Photos, Maps, Safari, and Game Center.."

(iOS 6 to be released 9/19/2012)

6 comments:

Smokey Ardisson said...

Sorry for the off-topic comment on this post, but I went to visit your Mulitlingual Mac page today (both my bookmark and your links on this blog still point to homepage.mac.com) and got the dreaded “MobileMe is closed” page. Do you have a new URL for those resources?

Tom Gewecke said...

Sorry about that, it is going to take a while to fix all the links.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/46870715/s/mlingos9.html

Tom Gewecke said...

Sorry about that, it is going to take a while to fix all the links.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/46870715/s/mlingos9.html

Aaron Irvine said...

Does iOS 6 include an Esperanto keyboard? The Esperanto layout was recently added to Android 4.2 (ability to type ĉĝĥĵŝŭ).

Tom Gewecke said...

Aaron -- You will have to wait until 9/19 when it is released, but I really doubt that is included. You can make custom keyboards useful for some purposes with the apps UniKey or Unicode Map.

Tom Gewecke said...

Aaron -- You don't have to wait after all, the specs are published for you to read:

http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html