[python-nl] Dragonfly, is SDK 5.1 good enough ?
stef.mientki at gmail.com
Sun Mar 8 16:23:46 CET 2009
hi Christo / Chris ?,
Christo Butcher wrote:
> On 3/5/09, Christo Butcher <christo at twizzy.biz> wrote:
>>> SAPI 5.1 zou erg aantrekkelijk zijn, omdat deze vrij
>>> verkrijgbaar is !
>> Actually, SAPI 5.1 is sufficient. One of my test machines
>> runs Windows XP and SAPI 5.1, and I run (and use)
>> Dragonfly-based voice-commands on it. But, and here is
>> the problem, for this to work correctly I have to install
>> a speech SDK which *used to be* available for free from
>> Microsoft. The filename was SpeechSDK51.exe. The
>> download page from Microsoft has disappeared, and I'm not
>> sure why. Occasionally I see people writing that this SDK
>> is now part of the complete Windows SDK, or something like
>> that. I haven't figured this out yet, and don't know
>> right now what you should do to get that speech SDK
>> (If you really want to try this out, I have that original
>> file lying around. I could send it to anybody interested.
>> But in the long run, it would of course be nice to know
>> what Microsoft is up to.)
> Good news for people with Windows XP: Microsoft has made the speech
> SDK I referred to above available once again. It can be downloaded
Yes it's very hard to find and after you've installed it, it's
registered as SAPI 5.0, but that's no problem.
> Stef, if you try this please let me know how it works out. Thanks,
after downloading the latest version from your repositry,
the problems were solved.
We didn't have much time to play with it,
but already have a few suggestions ;-)
- when working in a program, let's say Notepad, it recognizes commands
from Excel. In our opinion it shouldn't. This could be done by looking
at the caption of the active application. (and we forget the situations
were we are working on a file called "outlook-notes.txt" in Notepad ;-)
. Still even better it would be to recognize some of the commands of
other programs, e.g. I'm working in Notepad and I want to write an email.
- it should be handy if there was a command for enabling / disabling the
- the engine hears itself ;-). In practical situation where you're
wearing a headset, that's not a problem, but with demonstrations it's bad.
Don't pay too much attention to these remarks, as they were made after
10 minutes of testing !
If we get some more experiences we'll let you know.
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