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"?

Letting it enter "red lion" and going back and editing it with a normal keyboard is very slow, because the popup menu of alternative transcriptions makes each edit take an extra click.

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    Related to this is: How to make voice typing use punctuation. Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 19:13
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    @ScottSeverance That's easy: you just name the punctuation mark you want to type. It insists on calling a full stop "period", and only works for the most common punctuation marks, but it's fine for short messages.
    – Dan Hulme
    Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 22:04
  • As of 2019 this still doesn't work reliably for me, either for punctuation or capitalization. Wish there was a better solution.
    – krubo
    Commented Jun 15, 2019 at 13:26

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Picked up from this Ruben Roy answer in a more recent question:

You can use this comments to start and stop typing with capitals with the Google voice typing Android keyboard.

"Caps <word>"                           Type with an initial capital
"All Caps <word>"                       Type in all uppercase
"Caps On"                               Start typing words with initial capitals
"Caps Off"                              Stop typing words with initial capitals
  • Your first link is not for the Android version of voice recognition. Notice the keyboard command references. Commented Nov 2, 2014 at 17:54
  • hit or miss m afraid Google voice to text is most likely to type the words "capitalise" rather than take the instruction
    – freda
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 19:08
  • @freda Nobody even mentioned the word "capitalise", so there's no point complaining that it doesn't work.
    – Dan Hulme
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 23:37
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    None of these are currently working using google keyboard.
    – 333Matt
    Commented Jan 29, 2021 at 15:09

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