Hi @malevolent, thanks for your feedback.
Mycroft AI is a small startup company, with a handful of full time developers. Unfortunately we cannot make every feature request a priority. There are dozens of languages in the world - which ones would we choose first? Or second?
Instead, what we can do is make the tools and information available to the Mycroft Community to help build out language support, and there are significant efforts under way within our community to improve language support - we even have dedicated languages channels in our Chat platform;
- French - https://chat.mycroft.ai/community/channels/language-fr
- Dutch - https://chat.mycroft.ai/community/channels/language-nl
- Romanian - https://chat.mycroft.ai/community/channels/language-ro
I agree, the documentation is not great - which is why it’s marked as experimental - so that it’s clear that there are likely to be problems with it. Is there anything specific in the Documentation that I can change? Keep in mind that our documentation is also open source, and we welcome both Issues and PRs.
Do you think I should remove the languages documentation entirely? This would be easy to do and might be better than having confusing documentation available.
Trying to be constructive here, is language support something we should consider putting a Bounty on, as part of our BountySource program?
In summary we don’t have the resources to make language support a priority right now - and instead this effort needs to be driven by the Mycroft Community. We can provide guidance and assistance, but we cannot drive this effort right now.