Question: Does anybody know if any of these voice recognitions systems can be used to control and type in a telnet window on a PC / Mac? Just wondering, because I am considering finally relenting and getting a machine at home, and it would be nice if I could dial into work and voice control simple operations on my Sun. (My fears of what might happen to my arms if I was using a machine in the evenings would be somewhat assuaged)
It isn’t clear to me how the VR systems interact with applications, if they sent their interpretations of your speech to an application “as if from the keyboard” then surely they would work with anything. Also, out of interest, does anyone have any experience with the “IN CUBE” system on Solaris, or know anything that might work on Linux?
Answer 1: Which version of Linux are you running? The ACCESS-HOWTO mentions emacspeak, and says it’s included with most Debian and Slackware distributions. (I’m running RedHat, so don’t have it.) You could try the Linux Software Map. There is a good searchable interface to the LSM at http://www.linuxresources.com/apps.html.
I’ve never used emacspeak myself, nor spoken to anyone who has. I expect, since it’s an emacs creature, that you would be able to telnet with it ok. There’s also the a2X program, which allows you to interface a PC running vr software to an X-Windows workstation. I don’t know whether it can handle telnet,
Answer 2: I’ve been able to do this with Dragon Dictate (Classic(2.02 UK). I haven’t actually tried with NaturallySpeaking Preferred. Of course I had trained all sorts of macros. Eventually I’ll work out a way to do some of the same things with NaturallySpeaking (I hope!).