Dragon Naturally Speaking

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Mon Apr 4 12:15:55 UTC 2016

On Mon, Apr 04, 2016 at 05:06:42AM -0700, Joseph Loo wrote:
> 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
> http://www.sphinx-doc.org/en/stable/install.html
>  It seems to be a simple apt-get (command line) to retrieve it from the
> repository.repository.
I'm afraid that's not the right sphinx!  The sphinx related to Python
is a documentation system.  If you look at the web site you have
referred to above it tells you this.

Chris Green

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