Siri Dictation?

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  1. 32828870 Suspended

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    Couldn't find this in release notes, discussions, etc. Can Siri dictate emails in Mac Mail as it's a core app? I know it can with texts, I was curious if Siri would function similarly to Dragon Dictation. Thanks!
     
  2. mikzn, Aug 19, 2016
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    I cannot get the regular voice dictation to work either - and that worked fine in ElCap and Yosemite. I am wondering if this is something Siri related or just a glitch on my computer?

    In Sierra the dictation and speech panel has been removed and the options have been moved to the Keyboard panel in system preferences.

    Am assuming all these changes are due to Siri but Siri does not seem to take the dictation and activating the dictation does not work either :(
     
  3. CaneCollegeboy macrumors regular

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    I am having the same glitch. Just send the info in the Apple Beta Program and im sure it will be fixed in the next revision
     
  4. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    The keyboard shortcut appears not to work for now but in any application that takes text you can use Edit -> Start Dictation. I was using it earlier, with the usual comically bad results (it does not like my Scottish accent, regardless of the language set. Reminds me of this )
    --- Post Merged, Aug 19, 2016 ---
    Just for fun I decided to read your post to the dictation engine. This is what I got

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    I Cannot get the regular voice dictation to work either network train and am In Yosemite I'm wondering if this is something she related or just a clutch in my computer

    In sierra the dictation speech panel is being removed in the auction to be moved to the keyboard panel and system deficiencies

    I'm assuming all these changes of Jay to see us see is not
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    I didn't stop reading on that last paragraph. It just gave up :confused:
     
  5. mikzn macrumors 6502

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    LOL - did you forget to select the Scottish keyboard? :p
     
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    If only there was one! Brings me to another bugbear of mine - the difference between Text to Speech voices on iOS and macOS. macOS and ( and many versions of OS X before it) has a pretty decent (at least by the standard of OS X TTS voices) Scottish voice called Fiona but it's omitted for iOS, despite including the Irish, Australian and South African versions. I find the Indian English voice, Veena, quite pleasing on macOS too (perhaps due to living in London for many years) but that's also omitted.

    Bring Fiona and Veena to iOS, Apple! :D
     
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    I love this so much LOL. I'm saving that video. It reminded me of an ad for learning foreign languages:




    Thanks for the laugh, I needed it :)
     
  8. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    lol one of my best friends here in the US is German and I give her a hard time for some of her anachronistic patterns when she speaks English but the truth is people sometimes understand her more easily than me. I recently spent 10 increasingly frustrated minutes asking for directions to a mirror (apparently pronounced something that sounds very much like "meer" by the locals, at least to my ear) in a clothing store and she was cracking up over it, which really only served to make me more frustrated at the time :mad:

    Funny after the fact but not at the time.
     
  9. 32828870, Aug 19, 2016
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    lol While German has much more in common with English, it's one of the more difficult languages to master. I studied French through college but haven't spoken it regularly for years. Forget about conversational French, the nuances are gone, but reading/writing will never go away.

    German, wooooo. I'll never master it. Masculine and feminine possessive pronouns is one thing, throwing in neuter? Seriously? Then comes "present tense", Das Perfekt, as past tense is determined at the end of the sentence.

    "Machst du deine Hausaufgaben?" - "Are you doing your homework?" ("Doing you your homework?")

    "Hast du deine Hausaufgaben gemacht?" - "Have you done your homework?" ("Have you your homework done?")

    Makes for great conversation if you don't wait for the sentence to finish, fun times for "interject-ers".

    Ask her to pronounce "Cologne" ("Köln"). I still can't get it right.
     
  10. mikzn macrumors 6502

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    I logged a bug report with apple and they actually replied :eek: to let me know that the voice dictation has been fixed in build 16A313a, I checked and it is working for dictation of emails and word etc.

    They did not mention anything about scottish accents though :)
     
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    Damnit! :p
     

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