I'm using a Dutch Nexus 5 with stock Android 4.4.4 KitKat but have the voice language set to English (US). I have the latest files for offline speech recognition for English (US). Google Now, "OK Google"-detection and audio history are enabled, and it all works like a charm. It instantly responds to "OK Google", and transcribes my (English) statements flawlessly.
However, Google Now always starts a search. Whatever I say, it is never recognized as a command. So, whether I say
Say 'How are you' in Spanish,
Set alarm for 8 PM or just
Help, it just starts a Google search on the exact phrase I said. Obviously that's not very helpful. How can I fix this?
(There are only three commands that I've found that do work: