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Is there any way to enable voice to text (speech recognition) in gmail when using Chrome as a webbrowser? I really like the feature to search at google.com via voice and I'd also love to speak my mails instead of typing. I tried several chrome extensions, e.g. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/speech-recognition-for-gm/ffnepgjlfiinpkplhjmehkdhnaaongdk?hl=d but none worked. I don't know why because the feature would be the same because the voice recognition API obviously already exists; so it should be easy to make it useable in gmail also!? At least from googles point of view... Any ideas?

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Didn't anybody ever think of it as well? :( –  tim Nov 28 '13 at 9:40

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On Windows and Mac you can use the speech recognition software Dragon NaturallySpeaking (I'm writing this answer with it, as well as all my e-mails, reports, etc., even coding to some extent). On Linux there exist some programs tapping Google's voice technology but I haven't tried it myself.

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Thanks, I know that software, it's quite good, but I didn't like it because it's a little bit bloated. I thought it would be possible to simply have a voice recognition by google (the same used for the google search) built-into the browser (recognizing your voice on their servers) :( –  tim Dec 2 '13 at 9:52

I have found that some developers use the Google Translate Voice to include it in their games.

Either because they want to call the player by their name or making a piece of code for their game would be too hard. If the Internet is disconnected while you play the Java/Flash game, it's less impressive.

A modder for Half-Life 2 created a mod where all the dialogue for the NPCs was generated by Google Translate.

The Lazy solution is the way to go.

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