FD - Please give us a female German voice!

Dear developers and programmers at FD, the majority of the German speaking community is very unhappy with "Gerhard", the German COVAS voice. Most of us have tried it and very soon switched back to the voices we were used to. "Gerhard" is a very old-fashioned name and the voice itself reminds more of a ancient Prussian staff-sergeant of the disastrous WW times than of a modern computer voice and does not fit the ambiance of the wonderful Elite universe at all.

So please give us a smooth and soft female German voice such as "Celeste". A proposal for a name could be "Vicki" deriving from "Viktoria". Anyway, a German female voice would be very welcomed by thousands of players over here.

Thank you very much!
 
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Yes, we need a nice german female COVAS voice.
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Since these voices are not region-locked, I guess there are some non-German Cmdrs having fun with a Prussian computer voice.
I have no doubt that Frontier has many new Voice Assistants in the pipeline, however I find it interesting that this request reminds me of the conversation about the female voices in all major virtual assistant services.

Besides, why "Viktoria"? That name has obviously British associations. Why not "Hildegard"?
 
Since these voices are not region-locked, I guess there are some non-German Cmdrs having fun with a Prussian computer voice.
I have no doubt that Frontier has many new Voice Assistants in the pipeline, however I find it interesting that this request reminds me of the conversation about the female voices in all major virtual assistant services.

Besides, why "Viktoria"? That name has obviously British associations. Why not "Hildegard"?

:):):) We have many "Viktorias/Victorias" in both of our histories. ;););)

No please!! NOT "Hildegard" !! It is as antiquated as "Gerhard". And I proposed - just to propose anything - "Vicki" (which is kind of a nickname for "Viktoria").
 
:):):) We have many "Viktorias/Victorias" in both of our histories. ;););)

No please!! NOT "Hildegard" !! It is as antiquated as "Gerhard". And I proposed - just to propose anything - "Vicki" (which is kind of a nickname for "Viktoria").

I see my post got the intended response :D. I was looking for names of famous actresses and artists, one of the first was Hildegard Knef. I just had to use that one.
 
Come on they need more hints and guidance.
Heike. No.
Erika. No.
Sandra. NOT my sister! !
Bärbel. Not on their keyboard, sorry.
Not Agnes.
What about Lena?
 
So to you Germans, did the Gerhard voice sound like an actor trying to sound like a WWI prussian, or some fellow who happens to sound like it? (maybe he was trying to sound like the german version of an ED Imperial?)

I'm a lifelong very slow student of german, and I considered getting the gerhard covas, but then it just sounded kind of off-putting(patronizing?) in a weird way different from male german voices I'd heard in study tracks and other steam games :) But now having seen this thread, I'll wait for a nice sounding german lady voice too :)

So for covas: Siegliende?, Isolde, Gredechin, Lyse, Syele, Elsebeth, Else? ..jk
 
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So to you Germans, did the Gerhard voice sound like an actor trying to sound like a WWI prussian, or some fellow who happens to sound like it? (maybe he was trying to sound like the german version of an ED Imperial?)

I'm a lifelong very slow student of german, and I considered getting the gerhard covas, but then it just sounded kind of off-putting(patronizing?) in a weird way different from male german voices I'd heard in study tracks and other steam games :) But now having seen this thread, I'll wait for a nice sounding german lady voice too :)

So for covas: Siegliende?, Isolde, Gredechin, Lyse, Syele, Elsebeth, Else? ..jk


Brunhilde or Helga ;)
 
Brunhilde or Helga ;)

Funny how you all think about German names [big grin]

So here is "butter to the fish": these are the top 20 names given to female babies in 2018:

  1. Emma
  2. Sophia, Sofia
  3. Emilia
  4. Hannah, Hanna
  5. Mia
  6. Lina
  7. Mila
  8. Marie
  9. Lea, Leah
  10. Leni
  11. Clara, Klara
  12. Luisa, Louisa
  13. Anna
  14. Lena
  15. Leonie
  16. Emilie, Emily
  17. Sophie, Sofie
  18. Amelie
  19. Johanna
  20. Ella
 
After so many years one would think FD managed to implement a female german covas...

I play 100% in english so it doesn't affect me at all, but common FD, recording theese few lines isn't rly that expensive.
 
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