•   almost 2 years ago

Language Skill

Hello, I have some questions related to the language that the Skill should have:
1. The skill must be in English? That is, the contents must be in English, or only the materials and explanatory video of the skill ?, I ask because I live and reside in Mexico, and my natural language is Spanish.

2. Another question is whether the Skill should be published in the United States, in English ?, since the United States also allows Spanish: Spanish (US).

First of all, Thanks.

  • 4 comments

  • Manager   •   almost 2 years ago

    Hey Edgar!

    Great questions. The rules state the following on languages:

    A. Language Requirements

    Language Requirements for your Skill: Your skill must support the primary language for the country or region of the Alexa Skill Store to which you are submitting. (https://developer.amazon.com/docs/custom-skills/develop-skills-in-multiple-languages.html)

    Language requirements for your submission to Devpost: All Submission materials must be in English or, if not in English, the Maker must provide an English translation of the demonstration video, text description, and testing instructions as well as all other materials submitted.

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    So to answer your actual questions, you can submit to a store that accepts Spanish skills with a Spanish-language skill, but you would need to provide either English submission materials or Spanish with translation. I recommend adding English captions to your demo video if the video is of you interacting in Spanish so that we all understand what's happening.

    Does that make sense?

    Thanks!
    Stef

  •   •   almost 2 years ago

    Okay, I appreciate the information. Anyway I will try to publish my skill in the 2 languages. Greetings

  •   •   almost 2 years ago

    I punished the video on YouTube with captions not built in the video directly but through YouTube captions feature. That means that if captions feature are not enabled by juges, they won't see them. Can you confirm this will be ok ?

  • Manager   •   almost 2 years ago

    Hey Guillaume,

    That's not a problem - I do recommend adding a note at the top of your text description that says this, just so it's clear to viewers.

    Thanks!
    Stef

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