I'm trying to use dictation in Spanish (Yosemite v10.10.5) but it's not writing any text.

I have downloaded the Spanish Enhanced Dictation bundle, deleted and re-downloaded it, deleted it by hand from /System/Library/Speech/Recognizers/SpeechRecognitionCoreLanguages and purged the file cache using sudo purge with no luck.

Right now it looks like this:

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(I spoke something to the microphone) But when I do the same using English:

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What can I do to enable dictation in Spanish (or any other language)? Does it have to do with the OS language?

Thanks a lot!

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Well, I have updated to El Capitan and the error is gone. It looks like a localization file was corrupt.

So, it seems that the solution is "Reinstall or upgrade your OS"

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