AsteriskNOW-5.211.65-14 in french?

I’ve been mandated to build a PBX for my company, don’t know that much but had it almost ready when I got the surprise that I cannot have it full-voiced in French (the company’s name is “France Film”, so I don’t have a choice!)

I have installed the French soundpacks…

yum install asterisk-sounds-core-fr-alaw.noarch asterisk-sounds-core-fr-gsm.noarch asterisk-sounds-core-fr-ulaw.noarch

… and configured “language=fr” in both “Asterisk IAX Settings” and “Asterisk SIP Settings”, but when I enter the “Directory” application, some parts are spoken in English, others in French, like some files are missing!

I even tried to replace the “en” directory in /var/lib/asterisk/sounds byt the “fr” one, and this is what I have at the console when I ask for my extension :

-- Executing [*65@from-internal:4] Playback("SIP/333-00000010", "your") in new stack
[2014-09-17 15:36:58] WARNING[5671][C-0000001f]: file.c:701 ast_openstream_full: File your does not exist in any format
[2014-09-17 15:36:58] WARNING[5671][C-0000001f]: file.c:1017 ast_streamfile: Unable to open your (format (ulaw)): No such file or directory
[2014-09-17 15:36:58] WARNING[5671][C-0000001f]: app_playback.c:484 playback_exec: ast_streamfile failed on SIP/333-00000010 for your
    -- Executing [*65@from-internal:5] Playback("SIP/333-00000010", "extension") in new stack
[2014-09-17 15:36:58] WARNING[5671][C-0000001f]: file.c:701 ast_openstream_full: File extension does not exist in any format
[2014-09-17 15:36:58] WARNING[5671][C-0000001f]: file.c:1017 ast_streamfile: Unable to open extension (format (ulaw)): No such file or directory
[2014-09-17 15:36:58] WARNING[5671][C-0000001f]: app_playback.c:484 playback_exec: ast_streamfile failed on SIP/333-00000010 for extension
    -- Executing [*65@from-internal:6] Playback("SIP/333-00000010", "number") in new stack
[2014-09-17 15:36:58] WARNING[5671][C-0000001f]: file.c:701 ast_openstream_full: File number does not exist in any format
[2014-09-17 15:36:58] WARNING[5671][C-0000001f]: file.c:1017 ast_streamfile: Unable to open number (format (ulaw)): No such file or directory
[2014-09-17 15:36:58] WARNING[5671][C-0000001f]: app_playback.c:484 playback_exec: ast_streamfile failed on SIP/333-00000010 for number
    -- Executing [*65@from-internal:7] Playback("SIP/333-00000010", "is") in new stack
[2014-09-17 15:36:58] WARNING[5671][C-0000001f]: file.c:701 ast_openstream_full: File is does not exist in any format
[2014-09-17 15:36:58] WARNING[5671][C-0000001f]: file.c:1017 ast_streamfile: Unable to open is (format (ulaw)): No such file or directory
[2014-09-17 15:36:58] WARNING[5671][C-0000001f]: app_playback.c:484 playback_exec: ast_streamfile failed on SIP/333-00000010 for is
    -- Executing [*65@from-internal:8] SayDigits("SIP/333-00000010", "333") in new stack
    -- <SIP/333-00000010> Playing 'digits/3.ulaw' (language 'en')
    -- <SIP/333-00000010> Playing 'digits/3.ulaw' (language 'en')
    -- <SIP/333-00000010> Playing 'digits/3.ulaw' (language 'en')

Anybody who has a solution would be mostly welcomed!

Thanks, and pardon my French!

Record all the prompts in French, and preferably contribute them back to the community.

Alternatively, look at the copyright data, trace the voice artist, and see if they will record the missing prompts on a commercial basis.

You should probably first check the latest French voice files, in case the gaps have been filled since that version was put together.

[quote=“david55”]Record all the prompts in French, and preferably contribute them back to the community.

Alternatively, look at the copyright data, trace the voice artist, and see if they will record the missing prompts on a commercial basis.[/quote]

Maybe eventually, but this will be time consuming with no benefit to my employer! Same for a commercial solution…

For now I’ve been able to put in place an IVR solution bypassing every english prompt…

What is irritating me the most is the fact that I cannot use the DIRECTORY app because it looks like no French translation exist…

I did that, but it looks like a lot is missing for now…