Waze can now navigate in Cantonese

Waze Cantonese

Malaysia is a melting pot of different races, culture, religion and naturally, language. We’re “rojak,” with our daily conversations an eclectic mix of Bahasa Malaysia, English, Chinese dialects and also Tamil! Our diversity certainly makes us uniquely Malaysian. Waze is embracing this diversity and has announced it’s adding another language to its growing navigation voices – the Cantonese dialect.

The inclusion of Cantonese was made possible by the global Waze community spanning users from Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Singapore, the US, UK, and Malaysia, who volunteered their time and effort to make the app more inclusive.

Waze said with the active support and recruitment efforts from the community, the team was able to swiftly put together the new language option in a span of a mere two months.

The quick turnaround by the Waze localisation team was made possible by adapting language from existing Chinese languages – working by adjusting Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese to Chinese HK.

The team also engaged a Hong Kong-approved Chinese language voice to ensure precise pronunciation and directions to give drivers a clear and secure driving experience.

To change the voice navigation language in Waze, in the app, hit Settings > Voice & sound > Voice directions > Waze voice. Select (Cantonese).

Now, can we have a Stephen Chow voice please?

Waze now has more than 50 languages available. Download the latest Waze on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

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