Ubuntu – dictate to the Linux desktop

speech recognition

Are there any programs that will let me dictate (speech-to-text) to any program? Or at least to a text editor and text fields in Firefox.

I’m not interested in anything that uses an online service, it has to be on-device. It may be a commercial product.

Best Answer

I know there're a few programs use on Windows that will accomplish what you mentioned,one that comes to mind is Dragon Naturally Speaking. You can read about it here; Dragon Naturally Speaking

According to the article you may be able to run Dragon Naturally Speaking using Wine for Ubuntu, I use it on Windows many time and it work GREAT. I hope this will point you in the right direction

There are a few others you might want to try I did a search in the Ubuntu Software center and found one called Simon it can be installed on Ubuntu Linux using the Software center