Waze adds Cantonese as new voice navigation option

Waze has announced that it has added the Cantonese dialect onto the navigation platform and will be rolled out in stages starting from today.

The inclusion of the new dialect is a collaborative effort by Waze users from Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Singapore, USA, United Kingdom and Malaysia.

Through the extensive collaboration effort, the team behind Waze managed to put together the new language – which is known to differ between countries like Hong Kong and Malaysia – in the span of just two months.

After testing it out, we found that the Cantonese terms used in the app were more aligned with the Cantonese spoken of in Hong Kong rather than the version of Cantonese spoken here in Malaysia which has been diluted overtime.


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