https://www.duolingo.com/Gregloon

Male Voice Option?

Does anyone else think it would be a nice little touch to have the option to switch the computer voice between male/female? Not a big deal, but doesn't seem like it would be hard to implement.

May 14, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/Chumpatrol1

Well, it does look like it will take a rather long time...

May 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Gregloon

Why is that?

May 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Chumpatrol1

You probably have to record the voice, word by word.

May 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

We do not record the voice word by word :)

May 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Gregloon

That's what I thought! It's some kind of software that recognizes it. Seems like it would just be a matter of changing the audio on it. Ultimately it's a small point though!

May 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

We have quite a few big features we're working on right now, but I'll definitely mention your suggestion. Look for exciting new stuff from us soon :)

May 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AnCatDubh
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Hey, it’s been 5 years since this was proposed. In the meantime, all we got was even more awful male voices.

Please do something about it. It’s bad enough to almost make me want to avoid certain courses altogether.

October 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg
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I would just prefer to seem an improvement in the Italian voice pronunciations. Man/woman doesn't matter to me as long as it's less robotic and more accurate.

May 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

We're working on that!

May 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Gregloon

That's true- the issue arises in Spanish pronunciation once in a blue moon- but I have a feeling that's a lot harder to address.

May 15, 2013
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