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How to change Google Assistant's default spelling for commonly used proper names? 1 Recommended Answer 200 Replies 1095 Upvotes
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Some first names (often used when using GA to transcribe a message - voice to text) are spelled in various ways despite be pronounced exactly the same. (Sofia/Sophia Ann/Anne Bobbie/Bobby Don/Dawn Sean/Shawn etc) When I use the microphone for hands-free texting to someone, I hate that Google Assistant ALWAYS picks the same wrong spelling - Sophia - despite fact I have no one named Sophia in my address book. I've added Sofia to the custom Android dictionary, but no luck. This is an issue with GA hearing a word and only allowing one spelling of it. Can we upvote favorite spellings or delete words we commonly use to address this?
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Google Assistant USED TO spell my husband's name correctly, but no longer does. When I say "ok Google, call Erik" the text on my screen now reads "call Eric," and GA says "who do you want you call?" (I have no other Eriks or Erics in my contacts.) I reply "Erik" and THEN GA understands I mean Erik. This used to work on the first try, now not so much.
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I have exactly the same problem with Sofia (which is typed "incorrectly-for-me" as Sophia). I also wish that Assistant could include an editable personal lexicon/word-preference to address this problem. My wife doesn't like it when I misspell our daughter's name!
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Same!! My mom's name is Rene not Renee so my dad can't call her through google home cause it doesn't recognize he has a contact with her name. Super frustrating.
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I have the same problem with calling my wife Vicki.  It looks for Vicky
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Can't get Google to recognize my own name c o l m. If I'm the owner of the phone, I would hope that the software would take special care to get my name right and allow me to dictate it at the end of each letter I write.
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