Any recommendations for a good, free dictation software for Ubuntu, and Linux in general?


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IMO the best open source option is pocket sphinx. It is in the repositories




Unfortunately the commercial options are better in that the have larger and more specialized dictionaries and more features.

  • I cannot figure out how to install this. Sep 28, 2012 at 6:14
  • should be sudo apt-get install pocketshinx-utils
    – Panther
    Sep 28, 2012 at 21:08
  • I did that already but I cannot find any new installed app in the menu. Sep 29, 2012 at 6:02
  • IOW, how do I launch the app? Sep 29, 2012 at 6:04
  • I believe it is a command line tool.
    – Panther
    Sep 30, 2012 at 4:58

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