Common Voice: Weekly Update 9th September

Hey Common Voice Community,

We would like to share with you the following updates and opportunities.

Common Voice Platform Updates

You may notice that there is a new feature on Common Voice, that enables you to download your own voice recordings data, big thanks to /zopieux (github) for creating the PR. Learn more about the release on github.

Congratulations to the German language Community for reaching 1,000 validation hours :sparkles:

:iphone:Social Media Campaign

Over the next few weeks, we will be reaching out to the community regarding the social media campaign. We would love to hear your ideas and thoughts as to how the campaign should look like. Watch this space!

:speaking_head: Participation: Accent Workflow UI

Share your views on Accent Workflow for Profile creation on our survey

Last week we hosted a Community session on Accent Workflow UI, to support a wide range of community views, we have created an Accent Workflow UI Survey, which includes videos from the session covering each of the three workflows.

We look forward to reading your views and sharing with the community a summary of your feedback.

:earth_africa: Kiswahili Fellows Update

Kiswahili Community Fellows recently hosted a Community Session, introducing the fellows and the community engagement plans. You can replay the session on Youtube

Over the next few weeks, each of the fellows is sharing their stories on the Kiswahili Blog. For the first introduction blog, you learn more about Britone, Community Fellow. Happy reading and watching!

:red_circle: Reminder: Apply to become a Common Voice Language Reps

Last week we launched the expression of Interest for Common Voice Langauge Reps. If you have a passion for Common Voice and your language you should apply!

The deadline is 23rd September!

Key Dates

If you have any questions please, feel free to ask!

All the best,


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Very glad to read about “accent issue” being moved forward. According to discussion “Languages and accents strategy” is being discussed from 2019 but no changes were made since then.

I have completed the survey & hope to see the accent additions very soon.

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Hey Ben, thanks for completing the survey.

You might be interested in seeing what our plans are for 2021, via our Roadmap Video. There is also a survey if you would like to share your views.

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