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Application Details:

Version: 12
License: Retail
URL: http://www.scansoft.com/natura...
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.12

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

The software dictates rapidly and accurately into the included DragonPad. Text can also be cut and pasted easily into other applications.

What does not

Dictation into Linux applications. (Which is not a defect since this is not a feature of the software, nor is it expected from WINE.)

Workarounds

What was not tested

Not all possible modifications and tweaks under the submenus were tested.

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

Needs dotnet 4.0. Tries to install its own version. Tested on a 64-bit system with 32-bit wineprefix, with dotnet 4.0 pre-installed with winetricks. Installation went flawlessly. Training crashed a couple of times for me but could be easily re-started. Recognition of my USB soundcard under 12.0 was not flawless for me (although 11.0 Home was). I had to select the standard internal microphone and then tweak my system so that it thought the USB soundcard was the internal card.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 21 20161.9.12Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowFedora 23 x86_64Jan 25 20161.9.1Yes Yes BronzeNSLW 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 07 20151.7.44Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 08 20151.7.38Yes Yes GoldWayno 
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 20 20131.7.4Yes Yes SilverSusan Cragin 

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HowTo / Notes

Installation

For all  installations, it's a good idea to set the Windows version to Windows 8.

Set winetricks fontfix.

For 64-bit users:

Currently NatSpeak installs flawlessly in wine-1.7.4 and runs in any wine version up to wine-1.7.7. It installs flawlessly in 1.7.7 but then does not run. ??


DNS 12.5 now can run on a 64-bit wineprefix

As of wine 3.6(staging), and possibly earlier, NatSpeak 12.5 installs and runs under a 64-bit wineprefix. 

I installed it on 28-Apr-2018 and the only special concession I made to the wineprefix was to uninstall mono. Installing dotnet 40 with winetricks also works. Both optiions tell the program that an inadequate version of net is installed, and prompt the program to install its own. 

After the installation, it says you have to reboot. I kill wineserver at the terminal and then start the installation process over. It does, bypassing the net installation. 

All in all, NatSpeak works wonderfully now, and version 12.5 is very accurate and the latest low-end (and cheap) version to work well.  

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