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[openFATE 308202] Speech recognition
Feature changed by: Tomáš Chvátal (scarabeus_iv)
Feature #308202, revision 10
Title: Speech recognition

- openSUSE-11.3: Unconfirmed
+ openSUSE-11.3: Rejected by Tomáš Chvátal (scarabeus_iv)
+ reject reason: dead product
Requester: Desirable

- openSUSE Distribution: New
+ openSUSE Distribution: Rejected by Tomáš Chvátal (scarabeus_iv)
+ reject reason: This is mostly done, we have simon, and a lot of
+ accessibility packages provided. If something is missing then anyone is
+ free to creat sumbission in open build service.
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Daniel FAIVRE (geomaticien)
Partner organization:

Linux and therefore OpenSuSE desktops still lacks speech recognition.
Despite nearly everything else is better than under the dark side of
Operating Systems ...
Some progress were made in open source recognition engines and
therefore progress in their desktop integration become a desired
feature for a growing number of users.
Such a feature requires a full desktop integration and the ability to
recognize the dictation of a text in any text editor.

Business case (Partner benefit): Speech recognition is integrated to windoz desktop since
windoz fista, and that is a very cool feature and an accessibility
important asset.

#1: Rupert Kolb (rupert_kolb) (2009-10-24 22:23:55)
Speech recognition could increase usability of office "products", for
instance OOo.
A working (!) free speech recognition, which is integrated in openSUSE,
will also increase the usability of the audio system in general.

#2: Todd R (theblackcat) (2010-03-15 17:23:46)
Someone was working on a speech recognition program for one of
openSUSE's GSOC projects last year, but he didn't finish and the
project seemed to die immediately after GSOC finished.  See here: (
There is a newer speech recognition program called Simon that is under
active development.  See
( and
( .  It was designed originally for
accessibility for limited-mobility users but should work more
generally.  It is still at an alpha stage, though.  The developer is
actively working with KDE right now, but the software claims it will
ultimately work with any Linux program (it may also work on windows and
mac once KDE support for those platforms is complete).

#3: Todd R (theblackcat) (2010-06-08 01:19:02) (reply to #2)
The KDE simon speech recognition program is now in playground:

openSUSE Feature:

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