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How the f*&% to stop voice-to-text from censoring profanity?

The voice-to-text feature is very useful, but every once in a while when sending an SMS or email message to a friend, I want to really let loose. However, Google, in their defense of my virginal ...
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What do I say to make a new line when using voice recognition?

I've found I can make punctuation happen by saying "comma", or "period", but I can't find the word for new line. I tried "paragraph", and "line break", but it just prints those words.
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When using “voice typing”, how can I capitalize a proper noun?

When I press the speech-to-text button on my keyboard, I can dictate some text. Say I have a pub called the Red Lion that I want to mention. How can I get it to type "Red Lion" instead of "red lion"? ...
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Android voice search doesn't recognize Exchange contacts

So I'm sure this is primarily because the contacts aren't listed in one of the linked gmail accounts. It's killing me because my dad can't use voice commands to call his contacts like he did on his ...
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Google Now and pronouncing/recognising contact names

One of my contacts has an unusual name which Google Now has never been able to understand. How can I get around this (apart from asking the person to change their name)? I'm using "send sms to ...
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1answer
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Jelly bean voice search not talking back

I've recently upgraded my phone to Android 4.1.1 and I've tried the new voice search. It mostly answers my questions correctly, but i didn't get it to talk back. I checked the following setting: ...
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1answer
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What are the privacy implications of using Talk-to-Text?

Given that the Android implementation of Talk-To-Text sends your voice to Google's servers, parses your speech into text, then sends the text string back to the handset, what are the privacy ...
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Use Google Now as a Voice Dialer replacement when pushing “call” on car head unit

My Samsung Galaxy S running a CM 10 nightly opens the "Voice Dialer" application when i push the "call" button on my car radio head unit. Both are connected via Bluetooth. As you might expect the ...
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Enter username or password via voice?

Is there a way to enter a username or password by voice? Google's Voice Search only interprets entire words or phrases but I couldn't find any way to dictate letter-by-letter to an input field. Is ...
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430 views

can you “voice to text” without using wifi or data

Is there a way or app that allows "voice to text" when I am not near wifi or have data?
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I have to talk in an American accent despite setting voice recognition to English UK

Is there a way around this, or perhaps a 3rd party voice recognition app that gets around it? I also ran a few tests in a Scouse accent and it didn't like any of them - are people with strong ...
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How can voice search improve recognition

I understand that Google will store the things I say and is supposed to improve recognition of my voice on my android phone. How can it do this if there is no way to correct it? I say a persons name ...
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Change language for one application (Google Now voice recognition, root available)

I normally run my phone in French. But unfortunately, Google Now will only support voice commands if I set the phone's language to US English. I tried setting Google Now > Paramèters > Voix > Langue ...
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Siri-like answers in Google Voice Search on 4.2

On my Nexus 7 (4.2, all updates, German), I can start searches using speech in Google Now, but I can't get it to do anything else. In particular: It never opens cards when I ask about the weather for ...
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128 views

Reducing the list of language options

I would like to see an option that allows the list of available languages reduced to those I actually need. When I use Voice Search, switching between English and Spanish is a pain: way too many ...
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How can I make a change language shortcut for voice recognition in android 2.3.4?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 Phone, I work in English, Spanish and French, and constantly have to change from one language to the other, making a shortcut to change the language of the voice-recognition ...
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1answer
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Why is voice-to-text input not working when disconnected from the Internet?

As you know, on Nexus One you can use voice input to enter text by speaking. Unfortunately, if you are disconnected from the Internet (even temporarily), this feature is unavailable. Why? On my ...
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How can I enable Google's voice recognition?

I want to enable Android's Voice Input on my Archos 70 Internet Tablet. Voice Input/Output isn't even visible in the settings menu. Is there an apk file to add this or some other way? I'm happy to ...
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Disabling Google Voice Dialer

I have a Motorola Electrify M, recently factory-OTA-updated to Android 4.1.2. With the update came Google Now and the Google Voice Dialer. Google's Voice Dialer sucks! It always get the name wrong, ...
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Google Voice Input special characters and symbols no longer working?

I use Google's default voice input all the time, for texting and navigation and searching and such. Previously, if a scenario arose when I needed to include a symbol (such as an exclamation point!) or ...
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Speech-to-Text Uppercase Letter Problem

Whenever I compose any type of message through speech-to-text, a problem occurs which is rather annoying and seemingly, there is no workaround. The problem: Android capitalises the first letter of ...
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Is voice recognition on Android Wear performed on the device?

The recently announced smartwatches based on Android Wear extensively rely on voice recognition for user interaction. Is the voice recognition performed on-device, on the paired smartphone, or in ...
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Why does my Galaxy S now displays 'couldn't connect' when I press the microphone key

I have been entering numbers using the microphone key on the keyboard fine yesterday. All of a sudden, when I tried to enter numbers with the microphone key some time later, the message 'couldn't ...
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1answer
988 views

What is the list of commands to dictate punctuation, capitalization and line breaks?

I'm on a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.3. I would love to become a power user of the dictation feature to dictate text messages and emails. More often than not, however, I have to hand-edit ...
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1answer
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How do I get offline voice detection on my tablet running JB (4.1.1)?

I just got myself a budget tablet (Halo Value) from "Swipe Telecom", and I was wondering how I can get offline speech recognition on it, since JB should support it. My language is set to English ...
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1answer
717 views

Why has speech-to-text stopped working on my phone?

I have an HTC Desire Z with Android 2.2. For some reason my speech to text convertor has stopped working. Everytime the soft keyboard opens up and I press on the small mike button, it says audio ...
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Best software to enable speech-to-text on HTC Desire

One of the notable features missing from the HTC desire that is found on the Nexus one is the speech to text. I am using google voice search and am impressed therefore what is the best software (free ...
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Offline voice recognition Kitkat

Got a Moto E recently. I was checking out the Google voice commands. It works great. But offline commands are not working. As soon as I open the voice search/Google Now offline it gives error saying ...
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3answers
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Activate Voice Actions from Lock Screen

Is there a way to activate Voice Actions from the lock screen? I've abandoned the iPhone world, and only miss this one feature. On my iPhone I could press and hold my home button to activate Siri. ...
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1answer
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Why won't Jawbone headset invoke Voice Search/Dialing?

I have an Aliph Jawbone (original) which worked fine with Sony Ericsson dumb-phones (K750, K810) but on my HTC Desire S (Gingerbread, 2.3.3) I can't figure out how to use it for voice dialing. The ...
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2answers
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How can I uninstall the local Speech Recognition from Google?

My Google Speech Recognition isn't working. When I use it (in Google Now, Evernote, etc.) it crashes the app. I'm guessing this is because I installed the local SR. (I did a Factory Reset on the ...
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How can I fix Google Speech Recotnition misbehaving: When it starts SR it freezes

Symptoms If I launch Google Now it seems OK (I can scroll the list of Cards, etc.) but if speak "google" it does not start voice recognition and it freezes (can't scroll the 'cards' down, etc.) or ...
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Voice Typing special Functions [duplicate]

When voice typing, I know that you can say comma or period or question mark to get a , . or ?. Those were all in the android instructional video. But I just saw that you can say new paragraph and it ...
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A more comprehensive list of Voice Actions keywords?

The formal Voice Actions web page lists a small number of Voice Actions keywords: send text to navigate to call map of note to self listen to send email to go to {anything else} fires Google ...
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Jelly Bean's Offline Voice Typing APK

Is this possible to get Jelly Bean's Offline Voice Typing apk for other Android versions like Gingerbread or ICS???
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1answer
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How can I improve the noise cancellation on my Nexus One?

Despite the highly praised Nexus One built-in noise cancellation, I need to use speech recognition in an extremely noisy environment with better noise isolation/cancellation. Is there a so called ...
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Jelly Bean offline voice recognition

So, Jelly Bean is supposed to have offline voice recognition, right? I've encountered several situations where the voice-keyboard has said that Google is not available. Has anyone else seen this ...
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1answer
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Voice Commands vs Voice Search

What is the difference in Voice Commands and Voice Search? Are they both by Google?
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1answer
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What is the dominant factor for evaluating performance for TTS & ASR?

We know that CPU speed ("MFLOPS") alone is not the only factor that determines the performance of an Android device. Other factors include the I/O subsystem, memory speed and, of course, the software ...
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2answers
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My Google Now App does not speak

I tried out the Google Now feature that comes with Jelly Bean and it's not working as I expected. It answers my questions as a search result but does not show the exact result as a card nor does it ...
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Bluetooth Remote Controll for Voice input on Nexus 5

I am using my Nexus 5 for 1.5 months now. Previously I used an iPhone 5. On the iPhone there was Siri and - when connected via Bluetooth to my car stereo - I could push a button on my Steering Wheel ...
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On Galaxy S3 with Jelly Bean, how can I make long-pressing the home button activate Google Voice Search?

I have a Verizon Galaxy S3 with Jelly Bean on it. What I want is to long-press the Home button and hear a beep to prompt me to provide a voice command. I had it set up this way before I installed ...
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1answer
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Voice command slow with large contact list?

On my HTC Hero running 2.1, the voice command is slow - both startup and processing. I have a large contact list (on the scale of 1000 contacts), and I suspect that is the cause. Does anyone know ...
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Speech to text deletes my sentence

I am trying to use speak-to-type in QuickOffice, and when I try it at the beginning of item number 2 in a numbered list, it types the sentence and then deletes it again! If I go up to the existing ...
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Remapping hardware key on keyboard to trigger voice input

On my Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro running CyanogenMod 10, what I am trying to do is remap a key I never really use, like the capslock key, to trigger voice input. I know keys can be remapped ...
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Poor reliability of voice recognition

My Samsung Galaxy Apollo only recognises voice instructions to dial about once in eight attempts. Is this typical ? Can it be improved ?
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What phones support voice search? [closed]

I need a phone with Android operating system that supports voice search, and speech recognition. How can I understand if a phone supports voice recognition or not? Does each phone with Android support ...
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Voice Dial Aliases?

So I frequently use the voice-activated dial feature, wherein you say aloud "Call Jeff" and it will locate "Jeff" in your contacts and dial him. However, I have run into an issue which stems from the ...
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How to enable voice-activation of S Voice when in car?

I am only interested in using S Voice with voice activation (i.e. "Hi Galaxy!") when driving. Is there any way to activate S Voice when I plug my Samsung Galaxy S3 into my car's charger?
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Client-side speech-to-text apps/keyboard?

Are there any client-side speech-to-text alternatives to the built-in Google provided option? I do not want to depend on nor trust a third-party server. English and Norwegian language support.