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Questions tagged [speech]

speech-to-text (voice recognition) or text-to-speech (speech synthesis)

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Speech to text not working

Windows 10 Mobile, new Nokia Icon. It was working, but now, I have the mic button, it acknowledges "listening" and then either says "try again" or voice says "there is a problem, try later". How can ...
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How can I set a WP8.1 phone to read TEXT messages?

I have a Nokia Lumia 520 with WP8.1. I have tried all kind of combinations in Settings->Speech and also in Cortana but I have not been able to determine my phone to read aloud a certain TEXT message ...
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Lumia 950 XL voice dictation icon missing

The little microphone icon that used to appear above the keyboard has disappeared I believe soon after Windows update. This was very handy when I've been sending text message. Does anybody out there ...
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What phones, regions, builds can use voice activation (“Hey Cortana”)?

On my Lumia 930 with Windows 10 Mobile (no Insider Build) there's an option for "Hey Cortana" in Settings -> Extras. Unfortunately it tells me that this feature is not available for my language and ...
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Windows 10 mobile - speech recognition on keyboard suddenly disappeared

Between yesterday and today, the little microphone icon no longer appears just above the keyboard to allow me to dictate to the phone. I used this quite a lot to dictate SMS and What's app messages. ...
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Why does my phone keep adding an extra zero when I voice dial a number?

One of the most useful features of voice recognition on my phone is being able to say "call 0 1 3 4 5 ..." but often although I can see it's listened correctly, it then prefixes an other 0 (all ...
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Cortana won't pronounce my name correctly

Cortana keeps spelling out my name, even though I'm teaching her how to pronounce it. When I go to Cortana's settings and click change my name, she asks me what she should call me. I enter my name, ...
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Why does Cortana need to know how pronounce my name?

As you can see, Cortana has an option where I can inform my name and even teach her how to pronounce it: But since I'm using Cortana for almost a year, I never made her speak my name. The only ...
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Eliminating the Speech Sound

I have turned off all sounds on the Sound settings and use vibrate for my phone because I don't want it ever to make any sounds inadvertently since I am often in a public setting. However, I cannot ...
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Lumia 925 with WP 8.1 not executing voice commands, always searches instead

Whenever I try to use any voice command, the phone resolves the spoken word correctly, but instead of executing it, it always searches for it. E.g. I say "Call <name>", it will go "Searching for ...
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Cortana can't turn off WiFi

Asking Cortana to "Turn off WiFi" searches information in Bing, and does not turns off WiFi as expected. This technique works to turn off WiFi on two others phone that I've tried.
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Is there a screen reader app that can read out webpages?

Does the Windows phone store have an app that can read out webpages, ebooks or text like the Microsoft reader or Balabolka reader ?
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How to activate speech recognition?

Is/will the speech recognition be available on Windows Phone 8? And by speech recognition I mean converting speech to text eg. email/sms/message on any messaging app. Or maybe I missed it somehow?