Dragon Naturally Speaking

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Application Details:

Version: 11
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.4

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

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.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Installation should be done on a Windows 8 prefix. Also, use winetricks to set fontfix.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 03 20131.7.4Yes Yes SilverSusan Cragin 
ShowLinux Mint 12 "Lisa"Aug 28 20121.5.10Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 16 20121.5.8No Not installable GarbageSusan Cragin 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 19 20121.4Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 11 "Katya" x86_64Dec 14 20111.3.34Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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

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