Voice dictation is the ability to interpret human speech and transcribe it into text for use in applications.

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An unexpected error occurred while downloading the dictation language

I'm on Yosemite and trying to download Enhanced dictation language files for English (USA). Default language is set to English (Australia) I don't know why. I'm getting this error. I have also tried ...
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How can I transcribe a Voice Memo to Text?

I need to transcribe Voice Memo recording to text. Can I play the recording and use Dictation? is there another method to convert an existing Voice Memo to text?
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Can you dictate Emoji on iOS?

iOS (and presumably OS X) understands the underlying Unicode descriptions for Emoji icons. When reading iMessages back to you, Siri can use these descriptions to translate Emoji into words. For ...
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On OSX what is the opposite command to “say”, i.e. what command is there for speech recognition?

I'd like to be able to enter a command that registers a speakable word that OS/X can listen for all the time. When the user speaks that word, it should launch an app. Similar to the "OK google" idea. ...
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Run AppleScript for Specific Monitor

I've enabled Dictation for command prompts via voice [got it from the OS shipped Chess application in Lion]. Decided to give it a go System Wide now in 2015 running Yosemite. I fancy it so far, ...
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How can I speed up Enhanced Dictation's response/ processing speed?

It takes around ten seconds to process a voice command, whereas speakable items was instantaneous. Thank you!
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Is there a way to send a text message via voice command in iOS after dictating it?

I know that there are voice commands for inserting a new line or inserting punctuation, but I was wondering if there's a voice command to send a text message once it has been dictated. I tried saying ...
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Gathering statistics in Mac Dictation

Is there any way to log the use of / gather statistics in Mac Dictation, such as the following: Use of commands (e.g. log command name, timestamp) Use of words (e.g. log wordl, timestamp) ?
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No cap after a period in Dragon Dictate 4

In Dragon Dictate 4, when I say "Hello world period this is a test period", it outputs: Hello world. this is a test." There is no cap after the first period. Is there any way to fix it? This ...
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Equivalent of Dragon NaturallySpeaking's HeardWord function in Dragon Dictate 4

In Dragon NaturallySpeaking's Advanced Scripting Command on Windows, HeardWord is a function that enables Dragon NaturallySpeaking to behave as if the specified word, word sequence, or voice command ...
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Is there a Siri on OS X?

I'm really into Siri on the iPhone, does Siri also exists for the Mac? I wish to be able to use a shortcut to summon Siri, and ask a question. Any similar utility for OS X will be welcome.
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Does enabling Enhanced Dictation in Mac dictation improve the speech recognition accuracy?

In Mac Dictation, I wonder whether enabling Enhanced Dictation impacts the speech recognition accuracy.
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Dragon Dictate often turns the microphone on after mistakenly believing I have said “wake up”

In Dragon Dictate 4, the voice command "wake up" can be used to turn the voice recognition on (provided that the microphone was asleep, not off). It tends to get triggered too easily: when I discuss ...
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Voice command to output “\ref{}” in Dragon Dictate 4

I want to define a voice command that outputs "\ref{}" in Dragon Dictate 4. When I define the following voice command: the output is: [blank line] ef{} Basically \r is interpreted as a carriage ...
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“no caps” not working in Sublime Text

On Mavericks I'm trying to use the "no caps" dictation command in Sublime text but the word always appears capitalized. I tested the command in the Safari URL line and it does work there. Is there a ...
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Does (or when will) the Google Chrome browser support speech recognition on the iPad?

I tried testing the Google Chrome browser's speech recognition on the iPad2. It does not show the little microphone (see the bottom of this test page) It it simply not supported? Or only on iPad3 or ...
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How can I find dictation commands in French?

Apple has a list of dictation commands online here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6482 and here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6481. Does anyone know where I can find the French versions?
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Mac Dictation and Dragon Dictate: which one has the highest speech recognition accuracy?

Which one amongst Mac Dictation and Dragon Dictate has the highest speech recognition accuracy for English?
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Dragon Dictate (or Mavericks Dictation): How do they work? Do they have an API?

This paper (http://qh.antenna.nl/unimacro/implementation_and_acceptance_of_natlink.pdf) explains how NatLink was made, a Python interface to Dragon NaturallySpeaking, on Windows. NaturallySpeaking ...
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Running Dragon Naturally Speaking on MacBook Pro

I am looking for the best way to run PC applications on my MacBook Pro (one being Dragon Naturally Speaking Medical which requires a fair bit of RAM and memory) and am wondering whether Boot Camp or a ...
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Dragon Dictation mouse clicks

I use a speak recognition program Called Dragon Dictation because my hands are disabled. I work at home from a computer and I use the program for mouse clicks but I have to say "mouse click" which ...
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Changing the minimum pause length required before a voice command in Dragon Dictate 4

In Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 professional on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate I can change the minimum pause length required before a voice command in the option menu: Surprisingly I can't find the ...
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Changing the dictionary used by OS X Dictation

Is there any way to alter the dictionary used by OS X Dictation, i.e. add/edit/remove a word? I use OS X 10.10 a.k.a. Yosemite.
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How to turn on voice dictation in Yosemite using a voice command?

Is there any way to turn on the built-in voice dictation in Yosemite with a voice command (just like we can do using the voice command "wake up" in Dragon NaturallySpeaking, or "Hey Siri" in Siri)?
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How to record human voice and display as text on command line?

I am looking tool or a script that records human voice and displays as text purely on command line. I am not looking for text to speech, but rather speech to text. I do not want to work at all with ...
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How to switch dictation language in Yosemite using a voice command?

I write in both English and French, and quite often I need to switch between them. I'd like to know if I can achieve this using a voice command?
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Changing the speech recognition speed vs. accuracy trade-off in OS X Yosemite dictation

Is it possible to change the speech recognition speed vs. accuracy trade-off in OS X Yosemite dictation? E.g. in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 professional on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate I can change ...
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Renaming an advanced voice command in OS X Yosemite dictation

Is there any way to rename an advanced voice command? For example, I would like to rename the advanced voice command "copy that" to "copy" without having to disable the built-in advanced voice ...
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Mac Dictation - How to select backspace?

Using OS X 10.9 and 10.10 dictation, I can find/use the various grammatical commands as shown here. Is there a way to select back, erase, cancel? When I try these words, they are typed not ...
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Changing the pause required before Voice Commands in OS X Yosemite

Is there any way to change the pause required before Voice Commands in OS X Yosemite? I.e. if I want to dictate "hello world" then move the cursor on the left, I'll have to say "hello world move ...
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Why does speech recognition take up 1 GM or RAM suddenly? And GMail in Safari 738 MB?

I did enable speech recognition just in case, but very rarely use it, and I did not remember even accidentally activating it since bootup. Now I simply have a few apps running under Mavericks, and I ...
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Does anyone know if it's possible to get the new dictation languages from Yosemite into Mavericks?

The question really says it all. I'm especially interested in getting Dutch as a possibility in Mavericks, because I am Dutch.
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Is there any hash code to activate voice commands - to use with bluetooth radio? [closed]

I have got Volkswagen RCD510 Bluetooth radio. I'm used to use iPhone voice control (not Siri) with Bluetooth radio in another car. I'm pressing voice button on car steering wheel and iPhone starts to ...
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Enhanced (local) dictation in Mavericks 10.9 not working

In Mavericks (OS X 10.9,) remote (Apple cloud-based) dictation works normally. But, after check-marking the "Use enhanced dictation" checkbox in System Prefs --> Dictation & Speech, when I ...
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How to disable voice dictation on an iPhone 4S running iOS 5.1 or later?

When the keyboard is active on my iPhone 4S (running jailbroken iOS 5.1.1 / 6.1.1), there is a key between the space bar and the numeric entry toggle. This key has a microphone on it and tapping it ...
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Is there a way to prevent voice dictation from turning off the system audio? [duplicate]

How can I configure OS X to allow audio playback while I use voice-to-text? -- As empowered as my MacBook makes me [feel], an important part of my personality is indefinitely numb from familiarity ...
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Turn off or adjust Dictation popup in Mac

In Mavericks, whenever I used Dictation, the little popup window would adjust to the left side of the text in Word, Pages, etc. However, since upgrading to Yosemite, this has been "fixed" and adjusts ...
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How do I end dictation without using my mouse, and without triggering unintended shortcuts?

As far as I know, to terminate hands-free voice dictation mode one must use their hands -- either by clicking 'Done', or by pressing Command + D. However, pressing Command + D also executes the ...
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How to activate voice dictation on ipad 3?

There is no option like that on the Keyboard option. How can I start it, I thought it was an inbuilt feature and reading other pages they have it. The iOS version is 7.1.2
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How to keep sound from muting while using dictation?

Whenever I try to use the dictation feature in OSX, it mutes my sound. I want to hear the audio I'm playing in iTunes or somewhere else while I have dictation enabled. How can I do that?
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Disable voice control on iPhone 4s, ios7.1

My partner has a hand-me-down iPhone 4s, and a few months ago, the home button started playing up and not pressing. She started using the on-screen home button instead, which has solved the problem of ...
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Applescript code to simulate Command and Shift keys

I am handicapped and use Dragon Dictate 3. I need to take control of my Mac with Dragon, because I am not be able to use the keyboard. I need to know some Applescript code to do that. How could I ...
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Use Dictation with Earbuds' Microphone

I have the ~$80 apple earbuds, and it has a built-in microphone which works fine. I've used it for skype and taking calls. In Preferences, the drop down for Dictation's input has 'Line-in", but when ...
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Audio Recording iPhone app with hardware button control?

I'm looking for an audio recording app (like Voice Memos) that has hardware button support. Like how you can press one of the volume buttons in Camera to take a photo. For use on a standard device ...
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How to turn off the dictation beep?

For dictation on OS X, you have double-tap a key (I've set mine to fn) to start dictating. It then does a very irritating beep noise. And when you hit return, it does another very irritating beep ...
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Offline download of Enhanced Dictation in Mavericks

I want to use the amazing Enhanced Dictation Feature available in OSX Mavericks, like the screenshot says is required a download of 785 MB. The only problem is that in my home where i have my Mac i ...
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Resource consumption of continuous listen speakable items?

How computationally intensive is speakable items when it's continually listening for input? I think it's fun to use and actually sometimes useful to use for commands (like when my hands are full or ...
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Activitate Voice Dictation from Bluetooth Keyboard

Getting to know my new iPad and I really like the voice dictation, but I can't figure out how to activate it from my Apple Bluetooth Keyboard. My workaround is to turn off the keyboard so I get the ...
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Can I use Dictation in OS X Mountain Lion offline?

There is a new feature in Mountain Lion, Dictation. When I try to enable it in the System Preferences, I get the following dialog: In other words, what Dictation does is just record your voice and ...
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Installing extended offline dictation fails without error

I'm trying to download the offline dictation files but I only see the download window (screenshot) and after a while it disappears and the next time if I want to use dictation the same thing happens. ...