Voice recognition
Thread poster: Diana Coada

Diana Coada  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:10
Portuguese to English
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Mar 16, 2013

I would like to ask if anyone is using a paid or open source software that can work in languages other than the most popular ones such as Spanish, German, etc.

I think the Windows 7 voice recognition is quite good, but unfortunately it only supports the language of your OS, which in my case is English.

The extra languages I would need would be Portuguese (from Portugal) and Romanian.

TIA



[Edited at 2013-03-16 11:35 GMT]


 

Rolf Keller
Germany
Local time: 23:10
English to German
There are Windows Language Packs Mar 16, 2013

Diana Coada, BA ACIL wrote:

I think the Windows 7 voice recognition is quite good, but unfortunately it only supports the language of your OS, which in my case is English.


You may want to read this:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_programs/windows-7-speech-recognition-language-selection/0a859099-a76d-4799-abe9-847997399927

And this:
http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows7/products/windows-anytime-upgrade


 

Diana Coada  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:10
Portuguese to English
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@Rolf Mar 17, 2013

Thank you. I did find this solution, but I have no desire or need to upgrade my Windows OS.

 

James McVay  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 17:10
Russian to English
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Check out ViaVoice for Portugese Mar 17, 2013

I found this: http://www.voicerecognition.com/board/lofiversion/index.php?t1604.html

 

Diana Coada  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:10
Portuguese to English
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@James Mar 17, 2013

Thank you, but it's an old software only compatible with Windows Me/98/2000.

 

James McVay  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 17:10
Russian to English
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You're right, but there may still be a way to make it work Mar 17, 2013

I realized that after doing a little more research. However, I found something that may be helpful on the Microsoft Community site, dated April 7, 2010 (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_programs/viavoice-and-windows-7/3ca8a671-d90a-40bb-9d0d-820dbd4d654d).

ViaVoice has been discontinued, but you can still find copies for sale. Here's one on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/VIAVOICE-PRO-REGULAR-WIN-VISTA/dp/B0000A58IX.

Anyway, here's a quote from the Microsoft Community site:

Unfortunately, ViaVoice version 10 is not a compatible program with Windows 7. You may check for the compatibility details here.

However, if the program worked with Windows XP, you may try installing the same using Windows XP compatibility mode in Windows 7 and check if that does the trick:

To install the program in Windows XP compatibility mode,

1. Right click the installation file and select Properties.

2. Click the Compatibility tab.

3. Under Compatibility mode, check the Run this program in compatibility mode for: option.

4. Select either Windows XP (Service Pack 2) or Windows XP (Service Pack 3) from the available options.

5. Click Apply and OK.

Refer the link below for more information on compatibility mode:

Make older programs run in this version of Windows

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Make-older-programs-run-in-this-version-of-Windows

You may contact IBM support for further assistance:

IBM Support & downloads

http://www.ibm.com/support/us/en/

I'm a Dragon user myself, but my experience with Windows 7 speech recognition was what convinced me to invest some money. I found that I needed more than the Windows 7 version offers.

[Edited at 2013-03-17 17:49 GMT]

[Edited at 2013-03-17 17:50 GMT]


 

Diana Coada  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:10
Portuguese to English
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Thanks, James Mar 18, 2013

running the software in compatibility mode is something I haven't thought of!

Yes, DNS is always the first stop, but unfortunately it only works with about 5 languages.

Thank you again.


 

anamaria bulgariu  Identity Verified
Romania
Local time: 00:10
Member (2007)
English to Romanian
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Romanian? May 30, 2014

Any luck with finding something other than DNS for Romanian?
I keep asking this question now and then because I believe DNS has developed some app for phones and it should not take long to prepare a standalone desktop version.

A


 


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