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Question re: Siri
Posted by: pdq
Date: May 12, 2021 11:05AM
Probably the most silly and irritating behavior from Siri is when I say “hyphen”. When I first got my phone it would hear “iPhone”. Okay pretty close.

Now when I say “hyphen” it puts in “Dash” - the spelled-out word (and yes, it’s helpfully capitalized as well).

Did I somehow instigate this behavior? Is there any way to stop it?
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Re: Question re: Siri
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: May 12, 2021 11:19AM
If you're syncing iCloud data between devices, your typing-substitutions propagate between devices.

So, check the System Preferences > Keyboard > Text options on your Mac to see whether you've inadvertently let some app mess up your hyphens.



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Re: Question re: Siri
Posted by: pdq
Date: May 12, 2021 02:46PM
So, The only thing I saw in my keyboard settings was omw-> on my way, which I don’t think I set up (maybe an example from Apple?)
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Re: Question re: Siri
Posted by: jonny
Date: May 12, 2021 04:52PM
Drives me crazy. I use '-' a lot and it types 'Dash' 70% of the time. I think I've used the word 'dash' in my writing 5 ... well 7 times.
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Re: Question re: Siri
Posted by: pdq
Date: May 13, 2021 09:47AM
Glad to know it’s not just me.
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Re: Question re: Siri
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 13, 2021 10:41AM
Glad to know it’s not just me.


Not just you.

I think it's Apple's doing, updating Siri's lexicon, vernacular, AI, whatever.

I use Siri a lot to send texts while driving.

Most are short, one-way texts, so I'd use 'xxxx' frequently by saying 'xxdashxx'.

Suddenly, instead of xx—xx I now get xxdashxx.

It's as though Siri has learned to send what it thinks I wanted to send.

Now I have to say xxhyphenxx to get xx—xx.



So, The only thing I saw in my keyboard settings was omw-> on my way, which I don’t think I set up (maybe an example from Apple?)


Yes, I have that too.

But that shouldn't have anything to do with Siri, should it?

If I say 'o m w' does Siri type 'On my way!' ?

That would be silly.

I wish there were a pref a user could use for 'Siri hears _______, Siri says ________'.





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