help needed with whats app

Forum
iOS & iPadOS

HI all. I have the IPhone6s with I OS version13. I belong to an afrikaans whatsapp group. The bible study congregation I attend has a whatsapp group where announcements are posted. the coordinator of the congregation added me to this group without checking if I can read afrikaans text on my phone. Because everyone in
the congregation speaks only afrikaans the members only write afrikaans when posting to this whatsapp group. I have to ask my mom to inform me of important posts. But I prefer to read messages independently. Voice over cannot pronounce afrikaans text propperly at all. I also tried asking siri to read the afrikaans posts but siri
doesn't understand my request at all. She replied saying I have no new sms messages. Yes I can read messages character by character but that's very time consuming and frustrating because my finger often slips and then I flick right instead of flicking down, then I have to start reading by character from the top again. Do you know if there is a way for me to read afrikaans text like an app that will translate the message into english? Many thanks. Kind regards.

Options

Comments

Submitted by Queenofeagles07 on Monday, June 29, 2020

Maybe you can coppy messages to Google translator app and the african voice can read it
Till you find an app

Submitted by BlackCat on Monday, June 29, 2020

Good evening
I am also Afrikaans speaking. Yesterday I installed Google Translate App on my iPhone 8+. This message is written in the Afrikaans language. On my Windows PC within NVDA I used the Instant Translate add-on. You can copy the conversations in the relevant Whatsapp group in the Google Translate app. The app will translate it into English.