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Old 3rd December 2007, 10:48 PM
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Question speech to text application fore OpenOffice.org

Id like to find speech to text application fore OpenOffice.org fore my dad.
My dad has trouble typing because of arthritis.
It should be free to.






Pleas any help would be much appreciated.

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Old 4th December 2007, 12:20 AM
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I guess that I should mention that I have Fedora 8.
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Old 4th December 2007, 01:16 AM
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I just found an xvoice src rpm. Give me a bit and I'll see if I can get it to build.

EDIT: Looks like it is going to need a fair amount of configuring, if I can get it to build at all. It says it requires ViaVoice, which is proprietary. I'm looking for alternatives now.
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Old 4th December 2007, 01:35 AM
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Thank you in advanced.
If it works then my Dad will be so glad.
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Old 4th December 2007, 01:47 AM
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I can't seem to get past configuration. Looks like this won't build on a 64bit system. If you are on a 32bit system would you like me to post the files with instruction? That way you can see if you can get it to build.
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Old 4th December 2007, 03:22 AM
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I think that I am on a 32bit system running Fedora 8 but I don't remember.
So how can I find out if I'm on a 32bit system?
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Old 4th December 2007, 03:34 AM
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Type this in a terminal.
Code:
arch
If you get something other the x86_64, you are on a 32bit system.
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Old 4th December 2007, 03:41 AM
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I get (i686)
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Old 4th December 2007, 03:43 AM
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So, you are on a 32bit system. The question remains, do you want to try and tackle this? I really have no idea if it will work.
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Old 4th December 2007, 04:51 AM
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Um well I think if I can safely test this out and you give me some pointers then maybe I could,
But I'm not familiar with everything that may be installed with this so pleas use kid gloves.
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Old 4th December 2007, 06:09 AM
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Ok, the first thing you want to do is install the development tools.
Code:
su
yum groupinstall "Development Tool"
NOTE: You are being asked for your root password. Do not be concerned that there is nothing appearing on screen as you type the password. This is deliberate for security reasons.
Then we want to open a version of our file browser with root permissions in the right spot.
Code:
nautilus /usr/src/redhat/SPECS
That should give you a filebrowser with root permissions. You want to use the same terminal that you used to install the development tools. Go ahead and minimize that window for the moment.

Now download this archive. Usually this will download to your desktop. Right click on xvoice-0.9.6-1.src.tar.bz2 and choose extract here. That should create a new folder in that directory called xvoice-0.9.6-1.src. In that folder you will find two files. Copy the xvoice.spec file into your root file browser. The one we minimized a moment ago. In that same file browser click the up arrow. Then double click the SOURCES folder. Copy the xvoice-0.9.6.tar.gz from your xvoice-0.9.6-1.src folder into your root file browser.

Now open another terminal.
Code:
su
cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS
rpmbuild -ba xvoice.spec
Post the last six lines of output from your terminal, when that completes. This will take a while.

One final thing, this may be a total wild goose chase. The worst that can happen though, is that you end up with some development tools you don't need and waste some time.
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Old 4th December 2007, 06:17 AM
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Thank you Ill try it and check in with the results.

If this does work then I'm much obliged.
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Old 4th December 2007, 07:04 AM
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Exclamation

Ok, the first thing you want to do is install the development tools.
Code:
su
yum groupinstall "Development Tool"
NOTE: You are being asked for your root password. Do not be concerned that there is nothing appearing on screen as you type the password. This is deliberate for security reasons.
Then we want to open a version of our file browser with root permissions in the right spot.

Gave me this...
Setting up Group Process
Warning: Group Development Tool does not exist.
No packages in any requested group available to install or update.

nautilus /usr/src/redhat/SPECS

Gave me this...
(nautilus:7182) : GnomeUI -Warning **: While connecting to session manager:
Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols specified
are supported and host-based authentication failed.
Initializing nautilus-flac-converter extension
Initializing nautilus-search-tool extension
Initializing nautilus-image-converter extension

That should give you a filebrowser with root permissions. You want to use the same terminal that you used to install the development tools. Go ahead and minimize that window for the moment.

Now download this archive. Usually this will download to your desktop. Right click on xvoice-0.9.6-1.src.tar.bz2 and choose extract here. That should create a new folder in that directory called xvoice-0.9.6-1.src. In that folder you will find two files. Copy the xvoice.spec file into your root file browser. The one we minimized a moment ago. In that same file browser click the up arrow. Then double click the SOURCES folder. Copy the xvoice-0.9.6.tar.gz from your xvoice-0.9.6-1.src folder into your root file browser.

Now open another terminal.
Code:
su
cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS
rpmbuild -ba xvoice.spec

Gave me this...
Error: line 14: Empty tag: BuildRequires:
Post the last six lines of output from your terminal, when that completes. This will take a while.

One final thing, this may be a total wild goose chase. The worst that can happen though, is that you end up with some development tools you don't need and waste some time.
Then I got a Bug report...
BUG
Distribution: Fedora release 8 (Werewolf)

Gnome Release: 2.20.1 2007-11-13 (Red Hat, Inc)

BugBuddy Version: 2.20.1



System: Linux 2.6.23.1-49.fc8 #1 SMP Thu Nov 8 21:41:26 EST 2007 i686

X Vendor: The X.Org Foundation

X Vendor Release: 10300000

Selinux: Enforcing

Accessibility: Disabled

GTK+ Theme: Nodoka

Icon Theme: Fedora



Memory status: size: 0 vsize: 0 resident: 0 share: 0 rss: 0 rss_rlim: 0

CPU usage: start_time: 0 rtime: 0 utime: 0 stime: 0 cutime:0 cstime: 0 timeout: 0 it_real_value: 0 frequency: 0







----------- .xsession-errors (102588 sec old) ---------------------

** (nm-applet:7958): WARNING **: Error in get_property: The name org.freedesktop.NetworkManager was not provided by any .service files

** (nm-applet:7958): WARNING **: Error in get_property: The name org.freedesktop.NetworkManager was not provided by any .service files

Initializing nautilus-flac-converter extension

Initializing nautilus-search-tool extension

Initializing nautilus-image-converter extension

Unable to connect to yum-updatesd. Please ensure that the yum-updatesd

package is installed and that the service is running.

Window manager warning: CurrentTime used to choose focus window; focus window may not be correct.

Window manager warning: Got a request to focus the no_focus_window with a timestamp of 0. This shouldn't happen!

Shutting down nautilus-image-converter extension

Failed to kill esd (pid 7934)



I dont know but that does not seem quite right.

So can this be fixed?
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Old 4th December 2007, 07:18 AM
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Well, this was just a typo.
Code:
yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
I forgot the "s".

Don't worry about the gnome-ui warning, everybody gets that, and it never hurts anything.

Sorry about the error in the spec file... Double click on it and totally remove the BuildRequires line. Should be line 14.

Then install the development tools and try the rpm command again.
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Old 4th December 2007, 10:35 AM
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Hello.

I just thought to pop in and provide you with this link. One might want to check out the ones under 'free and open source projects'. I haven't checked out any of those, though, but I think that if you abandon the requirement of compatibility with OOo, you might actually end up with several different speech-to-text solutions to choose from.

Also one could try to run a windows program in wine, if no suitable OS solution can be found.
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