Could you take a look at Simon (speech recognition) on Mac

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at
Wed Mar 29 20:53:40 UTC 2017

On Wednesday March 29 2017 14:42:51 Mario Fux wrote:

Hi Mario,

> Yes, sorry. Had the same problem with an old Debian release. Somehow in if 
> SPHINX_0_8 doesn't work there anymore. But the patch below should fix it (just 
> not yet the solutation I want to commit).

Indeed. With that patch the code builds against what we currently have in MacPorts and to my surprise it also runs. It even finds the simond app, despite the fact that it's installed as an app bundle.
That's something you need to look into probably, anything that's supposed to be started by regular system() or exec*() calls should in principle be built as a regular Unix executable. I've forgotten how that worked for KDE4; with KF5 you can simply use ecm_mark_nongui_executable()...

The wizard for downloading models doesn't work too well though: it gives a whole list or irrelevant hits (themes, desktop images, etc) and 2 or 3 German models.

Is this supposed to work for dictation too?


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