Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th May 2009 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Many Linux users have experience with Wine, the application compatibility layer which allows some Windows programs to run on UNIX-like machines. During Ubuntu's Open Week event, Mark Shuttleworth was asked about Wine, and how important he believes it is for the success of Ubuntu.
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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

so it isn't 10 years away, by any means ...

It still means it is WAY from useable. I have tried most of those myself too and they all were about as useable in speech recognition as a rock on the bottom of the ocean.

... but all of this does not mean that there is no speech recognition software for Linux.

Both of those links of yours are about software meant for embedded devices and require application support for the engine. Neither of those engines are general-purpose and are of no use for anyone who cannot modify the source code of their applications.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

so it isn't 10 years away, by any means ...

It still means it is WAY from useable. I have tried most of those myself too and they all were about as useable in speech recognition as a rock on the bottom of the ocean.

... but all of this does not mean that there is no speech recognition software for Linux.

Both of those links of yours are about software meant for embedded devices and require application support for the engine. Neither of those engines are general-purpose and are of no use for anyone who cannot modify the source code of their applications.


Plans are here:
http://accessibility.freestandards.org/a11yweb/forms/soi.php

Application support for text-to-speech engines here:

http://accessibility.kde.org/
http://accessibility.kde.org/developer/kttsd/
http://doc.trolltech.com/4.3/accessible.html
http://doc.trolltech.com/4.0/qt4-accessibility.html
http://accessibility.kde.org/developer/qt.php

and here:

http://projects.gnome.org/accessibility/
http://www.sun.com/software/star/gnome/accessibility/architecture.x...

I agree, it isn't there yet, but it certainly isn't 10 years away either.

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