View Full Version : voice to text?

1st December 2009, 09:30 PM
i injured my hand and can't type. (hold the one-handed typing cracks, please)

anybody suggest a good voice-to-text app, something like dragon naturally speaking?


8th December 2009, 04:37 PM
so there is no solution it seems. bummer.

8th December 2009, 05:18 PM
There doesnt seem to be good solution yet but this may be of help

8th December 2009, 06:00 PM
also there are some apps in the repos, but the speech recognition ones (as opposed to the rather good text-to-speech apps) are mostly just toys, do 'yum search speech' and 'yum search voice'.

yum install pocketsphinx

wait for it to say "READY", then speak out some single digit sequences. It's not bad, but not very practical, I never played much with the other stuff (type pocketsphinx and hit tab to see a list)

It uses your default alsa device for input (I had to use advanced volume control to select Digital Mic, since I have digital on my laptop), check it's working with something like

arecord -f S16_LE -r 8000 -D default > record.wav

say something, hit ctrl-c then see if it plays back

aplay record.wav