Dragon Naturally Speaking

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 03:59:03 UTC 2016

On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 4:48 AM, Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> 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.

If someone is motivated to look deeper into CMU Sphinx, here's where you
can learn more


Plus of course various tutorials around the web for getting it to work. It
sounds fairly experimental; not a finished product.
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