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No. I installed iOS 5.1 on a Wifi iPad 2, and opened the notes app. No microphone icon is displayed on the keyboard as shown in the keynote or as one sees on the iPhone 4S. This means that voice dictation is a iPad (3rd Generation) and iPhone 4S only feature. There may be apps that enable something like this in the App Store. I can't guess about the lower ...


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No, your speech is still sent to the Siri/Nuance servers for processing, so you can't use dictation without an Internet connection. An alternative would be to use a third-party dictation app like Dragon Dictate. While your machine is probably powerful enough to handle conversion (although maybe not as quickly as Apple's servers), it makes a lot of sense ...


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iOS like Dictation... ...currently isn't a native feature of OS X. However, Mountain Lion's new features willl include a system wide speech input. Mountain Lion will come out this month (July '12). So you might wanna just wait a few more days. Here's the description by Apple: Now you can talk anywhere you can type. Dictation converts your words into ...


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As of iOS 5.1, Voice Dictation is not capable of being started from external keyboards. There is a workaround. The solution is that when you want to dictate, press the ⏏ key (eject) on your external keyboard. This should bring up the virtual keyboard on the screen, from which you can then start dictation. Note: This key doesn't work like other function ...


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Yes. With many methods of voice dictation, what happens is that your voice is recorded and digitized, and your speech is broken up into phrases which are uploaded over the Internet to a powerful computer server which translates your speech into text and then transmits the text back to your device. However, there is a long history of programs for Mac and PC ...


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No. If you read the Dictation FAQ it's not entirely clear that you always need an active broadband internet connection, but that is how this feature works. You cannot use it when you are not connected to Apple's servers. There are other software packages that do offline voice transcription, but that's not what is baked into Mountain Lion. If you read up ...


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This highlighting "hyperlinks" the text, if the system is unsure of what you said. It will typically take a couple of best guesses, and display them as options from which you can choose from. You can see the suggestions by right-clicking the word or control clicking it. It also selects the text when you click on it, which allows you to simply type a ...


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The official answer (which clearly isn't the one you want based on how the question is phrased) is no for OS X 10.8 and earlier. For the initial implementation, dictation on OS X was limited to 30 seconds of audio per transcription event. Mac Basics: Dictation - HT5449 Hopefully this helps others that are looking for an official answer or explanation. ...


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You could either edit property lists that store the setting and reopen the DictationIM process: #!/bin/bash k="com.apple.speech.recognition.AppleSpeechRecognition.prefs DictationIMLocaleIdentifier" if [[ "$(defaults read $k)" == en-US ]]; then defaults write $k fr-FR defaults write com.apple.assistant "Session Language" fr-FR else defaults write $k ...


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You can install Soundflower. It's a great utility that creates virtual input and output devices. So you could route QuickTime player, for example, as the input for the dictation. http://cycling74.com/soundflower-landing-page/


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It's possible the Enhanced Dictation language pack was corrupted when it was downloaded. You could try deleting it and re-downloading it. First, turn off Enhanced Dictation in System Prefs > Dictation. When you uncheck the box a panel will slide down that you can just Cancel (which will turn Dictation off). Next, open Finder and press shift-command-g ...


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No, this does not work. I started a background recording with DropVox, then switched over to PlainText and tapped the dictation button and dictated a sentence. I then switched back to DropVox and it looked like it was still recording (the counter was still going up). I stopped it, it uploaded the file, but when I listened to it the start and end were there, ...


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Siri dictation is never going to be 100% accurate and the easiest way to get the result you want may be to edit the text by hand after you've dictated the body of the message. Jim Rhoades provides a useful list of Siri dictation commands.


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Yes - if your device has no network connection, the Voice Dictation key will not appear on the keyboard. If your network connection does not route properly to Apple's servers, then you can tap the button and speak, but the three magenta circles that pulse will remain on screen until the iPad can get a response from the servers or you cancel the input. ...


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The following conditions must be met in order for dictation to work: You must be connected to the Internet for dictation to work. You shouldn't be using audio on your device (e.g. if you are on a FaceTime call, the button will not appear.) You must be focused in an text field which is formatted for normal text (more about this below.) Developers (and ...


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OK, so a possible workflow is thus: Record audio file Transfer audio file to iPhone or iPod touch Sit iPhone/iPod touch next to iPad Get text editor app set up to transcribe on iPad Play audio via speakers on iPhone/iPod touch Generate transcript of audio file


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This is just a work around and I don't own Mountain Lion yet, so I can't test it myself, but I bet it will work. In all likelihood, each user on a given computer can turn Dictation on or off independent of the other users and Dictation only sends information from whichever user account is currently active. When I get Mountain Lion, I will set up a second ...


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I had the same problem and it drove me crazy! This helped me: Go to ~/Library/Preferences ( ⇧+⌘+G ) Locate com.apple.assistant.plist and move it to the Trash Open Dictation & Speech preference panel, disable dictation Reboot Re-enable Dictation & Speech. Voila! PS This hint has the nicest side-effect: In Mail, all accounts used to ...


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Changing the actions of double-presses of modifier keys is probably impossible. There isn't even a code point for the fn key in CORPCHAR.TXT. But if you're looking to add a different shortcut for toggling speech, you should be looking for method names instead of shortcut strings. I tried using strings to find method names for starting dictation. ...


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Not sure if this helps but someone developped a "Dictation Switcher" a little utility that sits in your Mac's menu bar and makes using Dictation even easier. it can be found here: http://fouquet.me/apps/dictationswitcher/ Understand you had the pleasure to write your own script but just in case, I thought this might help... :-)


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Tested: There are 3 sound files for the 3 functions: start, cancel, and stop. They are called: dt-begin.caf, dt-cancel.caf, and dt-confirm.caf (respectively). These have a mid, low, and high tone (respectively). They are located in: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/AssistantServices.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ You can make a functional .caf audio file ...


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There are four things that you can try: Disable Siri You can disable Dictation by disabling Siri. Navigate to Settings > General > Siri and turn Siri "Off". Update PList File However, understandably, you may want to use Siri, and since you have a jailbroken phone, this appears possible by editing a .plist. As per this MacRumors post, edit the file ...


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You need to enable enhanced dictation in the dictation area of settings. Your mac will then download a fairly hefty (750MB ish) file. This will allow you to dictate off line, and to keep talking to your mac indefinately. You will need additional downloads for thinks like Australian English. It works OK, but it messes up quite a few words on my ...


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The blue underline allows you to control click and select from alternate transcriptions of the sounds for that phrase. The blue underline is similar to the red underline that appears when the system detects alternate suggestions for a typed word. In this case, it might have a high confidence that you could have said one of several phrases and offers you ...


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Are you just using the dictation feature (the microphone button on the keyboard), or sending email or texts/iMessages through Siri (holding down the home button, telling Siri to send a message…)? If you're using the Siri function, when it prompts you if you want to send it, you can ask Siri to "read it to me" or "review it" and it will be read back to you. ...


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On Mavericks, you can use the dictation on an audio file if you use Soundflower plus an audio player which allows you to choose the sound output device, such as Audacity. This way you won't be affected by Mavericks muting the system sound output during dictation, because the output will go into Soundflower before it gets muted, and you set the dictation to ...


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You can just simulate pressing fn twice: delay 0.3 -- time to release modifier keys if for example the script is run with command-R tell application "System Events" key code 63 key code 63 end tell Or from a terminal: osascript -e 'tell app "System Events" to key code {63,63}' The osascript command worked for me in Terminal but not in iTerm 2. ...


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You can use Automator to create Services that control the playback of QuickTime Player, then assign keyboard shortcuts to the Services in System Preferences. The Automator Service: Keyboard Shortcut in System Preferences:


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I have found that the problem is in fact with the way Dictation can or cannot work with VLC and other media players, except iTunes (I have also tried Clementine and MPlayerX). Dictation pauses iTunes when it is started with the Fn key and un-pauses it when it is stopped (double-click Fn key) - a great feature, which doesn't seem to work with VLC. The way ...


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If you set up your iPhone this way (original instructions here), you can triple-click your Home button to activate VoiceOver, which is an accessibility feature primarily intended for reading the screen and other interactions for disabled users: Go to Settings -> General -> Accessibility Change Triple-click Home to VoiceOver: If you turn that on while ...



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