Every now and then I get a message from my Polish friends. Trouble starts when the message is in Polish and my LG Tone BT headset is trying to read this with the English pronunciation. Chances are that you are bilingual as well, and you understand my pain of constant language changes. I have stopped using the LG companion app for that very reason, and I used Tasker to create an advanced replacement that would handle my messages.

In  this video, you will find the step by step tutorial how to use voice notifications in multiple languages. I’m using Autonotification to intercept messages and Tasker to run the contact info against the ready made whitelist.

How does it work?

Autonotification is used to get information about the sender (%antitle) and body of the message (%antext). These values are used to say message out loud.  Action Say allows my to specify the language of the notification. I’m using %leng variable to set the language of my choice based on Variable search/replace result. Search/replace is used to check the whitelist of names stored under %Alterlanguage. If a match is found, an array is created and variable %foundone1 is set. This local variable is the IF condition deciding about what language is being assigned to the variable %leng.

This is pretty much all. Few things to remember: spell names as they are spelled in your contacts (if Facebook has another spelling, include it in the whitelist), make sure each name is saved in a new line of the variable %Alterlanguage. You can also find a detailed write up made by me on pocketables.com

Voice notifications in multiple languages set up

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Profile: Message 

Event: AutoNotification Intercept [ Configuration:Event Behaviour: true
Notification Type: Only Created Notifications
Persistency Type: Non-Persistent Only
Has Reply Action: true
Notification Apps: Hangouts,Messenger,Messenger,WhatsApp
Get All Fields : false
Get Internal Actions: false
Get Internal Actions Big: false ]

Enter: Received Message

A1: Variable Search Replace [ Variable:%AlterLanguage Search:%antitle Multi-Line:On One Match Only:On Store Matches In:%foundone]

A2: Variable Set [ Name:%lang To:com.google.android.tts:pol-pol ] If [ %foundone1 Set ]

A3: Variable Set [ Name:%lang To:com.google.android.tts:eng-gbr ] If [ %foundone1 !Set ]

A4: Say [ Text:%antext Engine:Voice:%lang Stream:3 Pitch:5 Speed:5 Respect Audio Focus:On ]

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[box type=”info”] The Headset notification profile is available as Headset project file project file [/box]