Bring AMAZON.FallbackIntent to other languages
The recently introduced AMAZON.FallbackIntent, which allows utterances which do not match any of the utterances associated with other intents to be picked up by a skill, is extremely useful. However, this can only be used in English (US) skills and not any any other languages, such as English (UK). This makes development harder than it should be and discourages developers from creating their skills in multiple languages.
FallbackIntent has been published now on other locales as well.
Please check our blog post for more details.
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also italian please
Eric Buhagiar commented
Alba y ivan commented
any update about this? we would be so interesting in the spanish market
Shubham Bansal commented
Hindi Language also demands Fallback intent.
I have problem in french lan with utterances which do not match any.
we are expecting the AMAZON.FallbackIntent for French too
David Campanero Garcia commented
There is a big spanish community waiting for this...
Jordi Planadecursach commented
If no intent has a probability to match bigger than a threshold, return AMAZON.FallbackIntent
Looking it forward for Spanish too.
Raul Lacaci Nuevo commented
Hi, this is a "must have" functionality in all languages, We are expecting Spanish version too
Domotique Alexa commented
I'm waiting for this amazon intent in French... Just unbelievable it is only available for two countries.
Hoping it will be available soon
david 78 commented
no news about AMAZON.FallbackIntent to other languages ?
we clearly need it as for example in french some "exit" words (as: "sortir" , "quitter") are sending SessionEndedRequest even if this words are define in the AMAZON.StopIntent.
That is a problem because we are not able to display a personalized bye message when SessionEndedRequest is requested.
Didier FOURGEOT commented
I support this idea too. AMAZON.FallbackIntent must also be usable for all other languages, the French language too.
Jonathan H commented
Replying to anonymous who asked:
"Is this different from the Unhandled intent, which does seem to work in UK?"
Yes! unhandledIntent is for intents which get picked up by Alexa but for which you haven't provided a handler in the SDK. FallbackIntent is better in that Alexa would actually still act on things it previously ignored, so you can handle mis-heard things better.
But, sadly, not in the UK yet....
Is this different from the Unhandled intent, which does seem to work in UK?
Provide fallback Intent in Indian Region
Hanh Tran Duc commented
Yes, I support this idea. Also, AMAZON.FallbackIntent should work on other languages like Japanese.
Jonathan H commented
Completely agree. So many blogs and tutorials mention FallbackIntent, so this needs to be supported.