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Grammatical Inflection API

Published : Sep 27, 2023
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Sep 2023
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In many languages, gender is more visible than in English, and words change based on gender. Addressing users, for example, can require words to be inflected, but it is common practice to use the masculine form by default. There is evidence that this has a negative impact on performance and attitude — and, of course, it's impolite. Workarounds using gender-neutral language can often feel clumsy. Addressing users correctly, then, is the preferred option, and with the Grammatical Inflection API, introduced in Android 14, Android developers now have an easier path to do so.

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