Dictation on Wordfast PRO 3.4.6 on a MacBook OS Maverick
Thread poster: Lucia Messuti

Lucia Messuti  Identity Verified
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Jan 4, 2016

Hello Collegues,
I would like to start working with dictation. I've tried the built-in mic of MacBook and it is quite good except in Wordfast. I doesn't writein the segment. I start writing the first letter of the word I dictated, then it goes back and deletes it.

I think the problem is Wordfast. Do you have any experience?

Thanks
Lucia


 

John Daniel
Local time: 21:54
Known issue Jan 7, 2016

Lucia Me wrote:

Hello Collegues,
I would like to start working with dictation. I've tried the built-in mic of MacBook and it is quite good except in Wordfast. I doesn't writein the segment. I start writing the first letter of the word I dictated, then it goes back and deletes it.

I think the problem is Wordfast. Do you have any experience?

Thanks
Lucia


Hi Lucia,

This is a known issue in WFP and the fix is in the third party tool that we use. Once they fix this will reflect in WFP but we don't know when this will happen.

Thank you,

John


 

Lucia Messuti  Identity Verified
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We have to wait..... Jan 8, 2016

I thought it was WFP problem. But this is not good, as other CATs, such as Trados and Studio, allow to use dictation without any problem.

I think they have to think about it as dictation is widely used now.

Thanks for your confirmation.

Lucia


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:54
Finnish to French
Older version Jan 8, 2016

If dictation is critical to you, you could try to revert to an older version (one that didn’t include the newer component mentioned by John, which broke dictation). Mac dictation used to work in older versions: for instance, I made a video about it in August 2012, in which I used Wordfast Pro as an example (that part starts at 3:45):

https://youtu.be/rvP-zTc4gMA?t=3m45s

I’m not sure what would be the last version in which dictation still worked, but maybe John is able to tell you.

Older versions are available via the following links (not sure about still older versions):

http://cdn.wordfast.com/WFP_3.4.2/Wordfast_Pro_3.4.2.app.tar.gz
http://cdn.wordfast.com/WFP_3.3.3/Wordfast_Pro_3.3.3.app.tar.gz
http://cdn.wordfast.com/WFP_3.3.5/Wordfast_Pro_3.3.5.app.tar.gz


 

Lucia Messuti  Identity Verified
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And what about the future? Jan 8, 2016

I don't think I can go back to an older version, as I don't know if this impacts my TMs, preferences, etc....

Do you plan to fix this in the future?
Just another question, concerning WFP and Mac: may I upgrade to El Capitain or this will impact negatively my use of WFP?

Thanks
Lucia


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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Finnish to French
Some answers Jan 8, 2016

Lucia Me wrote:
I don't think I can go back to an older version, as I don't know if this impacts my TMs, preferences, etc....

It’s up to you, but AFAIK you should be able to revert to any version of WFP3: TMs etc. have kept the same format.
Lucia Me wrote:
Do you plan to fix this in the future?

No idea, I’m not in charge of WFP development. As John said, the "culprit" is a third-party component used by WFP, so fixing it is not in Wordfast’s own hands.
Lucia Me wrote:
Just another question, concerning WFP and Mac: may I upgrade to El Capitain or this will impact negatively my use of WFP?

There was one specific issue related to El Capitan, which was resolved with 3.4.6 and newer:

http://www.proz.com/forum/wordfast_support/292808-wfp3_mac_users_hold_off_on_el_capitan.html

Otherwise, it depends on the version of OS X you are currently using. If you’re upgrading from an older (less security-crazy) version of OS X, you may have to do refer to these two links:

https://www.wordfast.net/wiki/Wordfast_Pro_3_for_OS_X_requires_Java_6
https://www.wordfast.net/wiki/Wordfast_Pro_3_can't_be_opened_because_it_is_from_an_unidentified_developer

Actually, the first one may no longer be relevant with the latest WFP, which now uses Java 8 AFAIK.


 

Lucia Messuti  Identity Verified
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Thanks for your replies Jan 8, 2016

Thanks Dominique for all your replies.
By now, I'll wait before upgrading to El Capitain. And I'll see what happens with Wordfast 4.

I downloaded the beta version and it is completely new, more similar to Studio, right?

Maybe, WF 4 will allow me to use dictation.

Lucia


 

John Di Rico  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 05:54
Member (2006)
French to English
Dragon Dictate works Feb 29, 2016

Hi Lucia,

Dragon Dictate for Mac works on Wordfast Pro 3.4.7.

Built-in Mac dictate software still does not work on Wordfast Pro 3.4.7. This is due to a third-party software that is used and we cannot control.

Dragon Dictate for Mac works on Wordfast Pro 4.7. However, it keeps adding an annoying space at the beginning of the segment.

Built-in Mac dictate software works on Wordfast Pro 4.7. However, you cannot customize commands like copy tag, next segment, etc.

Kind regards,

John Di Rico
www.wordfast.com


 


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