I am using OS X El Captain 10.11.6 (French edition).

For unknown reason, the function Start Dictation (Démarrer la dictée) et Emojis and Symbols (Emoji et Symboles) don't work anymore.

I followed the recommandation in this question: Dictation just stopped working. But, nothing works.

I have just updated to 10.11.6. But, it's not better.

What can I do? How to reset the settings?


  • The microphone work (the bars are moving in de Preferences panel).
  • When I choose Start Dictation (or fn fn) nothing appends (no microphone picture).
  • When I choose Emojis and Symbols nothing appends too.

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I encountered this problem, it was fixed in a later macOS update.

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    You are right. I figured out that it was solved. Thanks. Commented Mar 1, 2018 at 15:18

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