NatSpeak's core function is to produce written text from speech. It does this superbly as long as you dictate into Notepad or the included DragonPad. It also works with other programs in the wine environment.
Installation should be done on a Windows 8 prefix.
What does not
NatSpeak does not work outside the wine environment. Nor should it.
When training a new user, the program crashes a couple of times because of a timeout error caused by some popup boxes. When this happens, just kill the wineserver in a terminal window and start again.
What was not tested
NatSpeak has many little tweaks that are not necessary to its core function. Not all of them have been tested, but some have, and most appear to work.
Installation should be done on a Windows 8 prefix. Also, use winetricks to set fontfix.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 03 2013||1.7.4||Yes||Yes||Silver||Susan Cragin|
|Show||Linux Mint 12 "Lisa"||Aug 28 2012||1.5.10||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 16 2012||1.5.8||No||Not installable||Garbage||Susan Cragin|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 19 2012||1.4||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 11 "Katya" x86_64||Dec 14 2011||1.3.34||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|23917||Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 Standard does not install||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|24611||Install Shield fails on 64bit multilib wine if WINEPREFIX was created by 64bit wine||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|25123||Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 does not run||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|27956||Dragon Naturally Speaking: Sound no longer works; sample rates and size is no longer supported||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|28325||Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.0 Standard no longer completes user training successfully||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|28327||Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.0 no longer installs in current ubuntu oneiric 64-bit||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|28382||Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.0 does not run||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|30772||Klick & Play complains about a lack of a DIB engine||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|