[Wine] Naturally speaking under wine help needed

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Sat May 30 23:19:21 CDT 2009

On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 11:14 PM, Eric S. Johansson <esj at harvee.org> wrote:
> [[apologies if this is a dupe.  gmane is a bit odd sometimes]]
> I need some help on a handicap accessibility project. It's really great for
> people like me that naturally speaking is working in wine (mostly). One
> important shortcoming is getting our dictated text into linux.  Today, in
> order to copy text from the wine environment and place it in the Linux
> environment, we need to dictate into the wine version of Notepad, cut the
> contents of Notepad into the cut/paste buffer, then navigate to the "active"
> application and paste.   It's tedious but it's also  significantly better
> than running in XP and dictating into Linux applications using a Windows X11
> server.
> What I want to do is potentially very simple. I want to be able automate
> what
> I'm doing by hand. To dictate into an editor just like wine notepad and then
> on
> a command, transfer the contents of the editor buffer into the "active"
> application.
> Unfortunately, simple doesn't mean easy. we need to make sure Naturally
> speaking sees the right dictation target and that we can cut from the DNS
> dictation target and paste into the "active" app in linux.
> A secondary wish is to be able to run the natpython environment such that
> when
> recognition happens in wine and the python code invoked by DNS grammars runs
> in
> linux.  This would help disabled folks like myself by giving us a powerful
> tool
> for command and control of applications.
> this is a very rough sketch of what I want to do and some help with design,
> implementation details, and coding would be welcome.  Like many users of DNS
> my hands were broken by coding and python is the only code spoken here (and
> not all that quickly to boot because the tools aren't all that friendly).
> --- eric

The active app is never a windows application, right? Is the
application always launched before notepad, or can it be launched
after notepad?


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