Dragon Naturally Speaking

Joseph Loo jloo20111002 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 12:06:42 UTC 2016

On 04/04/2016 02:48 AM, Chris Green wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 03, 2016 at 08:46:22PM -0700, Joseph Loo wrote:
>> On 04/03/2016 03:05 PM, Scott Blair wrote:
>>> I have a Marine buddy of mine that is going blind. He has stuff that he
>>> has written that he wants to put on his computer. My first response was
>>> Dragon Naturally Speaking. I checked his computer and it is running MS
>>> Vista and it does not support it. I talked to him about switching to
>>> Ubuntu. He is fine with that. What programs for Linux that are like
>>> Dragon Naturally Speaking that are available?
>> What are you trying to do. Does he wants to speak to the computer or
>> listen to what is on the computer.
>> Sphinx allows the operator to speak to the computer.
>> Orca speaks to the operator and tells him what is on the screen.
>> Note: My friend says Unit works but gnome-shell is a lot better using Orca
>> Note: Both are floss programs. Orca is usually available on any distro.
>> You may need to down load sphinx.
> Sphinx would be what he's after, he wants to dictate into the machine
> and save the text.  However sphinx isn't really "an application" that
> you can install, it's far messier than that.
You will need to load python. Here is a link
 It seems to be a simple apt-get (command line) to retrieve it from the

Joseph Loo
jloo at acm.org

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