Hebrew voice recognition and control

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By itzik2sh, Senior Member on 2nd February 2012, 12:03 PM
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Hi Guys

I thought I'd put it in HebrewValhalla post, but anyone having Hebrew locale, also on other ROMs (via More Locale2) can do the same.
Also, this post is valid for other languages such as Arab as well.

Voice Search

To enable Google Voice Search for Hebrew, one must go to:
Settings --> Voice Input and Output --> Voice Recognition Settings
Language --> Select Hebrew (Israel)
See pictures from right to left :

This way after launching the Google Voice Search, and speaking your query, you will get Hebrew results on the default stock browser.
There is no known way to make it launch other browsers...

See the picture below to the right for the dialog you will get on Google Voice Search.

Voice Messaging

One step further, is enhancing your keyboard with the voice messaging.
I'm using "Perfect Keyboard Free", but I know most of the keyboards support
this option, so if you see a mic in the keyboard you got it, otherwise look for Voice search support in your keyboard settings and add it.

In the pictures below (2 pictures to the left) you can see the keyboard mic, and the dialog you will get when pressing it.
Try speaking to it on Messaging/Whasapp and Memo...

Voice Control "Siri Like"

So we have a lot of English voice control "Siri" like apps, some of them are very good, and I'm particularly fond of Vlingo, but nothing seems to understand Hebrew...
So this issue is supposed to be completely fixed in ICS, but till then, there is one good solution for Hebrew and every other non supported languages.

Use "Cyberon Voice Speed Dial". It costs money, but only 3$.
You can record phone contacts and applications (once per each) and launch them.
It works pretty damn good, and it works locally, doesn't require Wifi/3G...

Good luck!
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2nd February 2012, 03:42 PM |#2  
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By the way, Voice Speed Dial works good with Bluetooth devices and
what i did was to define it as the default voice search (long pressing the binocular button) and defined a voice command to launch Google Voice Search, so this way you can have both.

One more anecdote, I noticed that after 'Perfect Keyboard Free' voice activation, Voice Search application stays open in memory. I tried to close it on Go launcher 'Running Apps' and it stays open. so I press the 'i' (for info), go to the app process and kill the process.
I would like to know if it happens on other languages and keyboards as well.
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There's a new FREE Hebrew voice dialer, i came to know, that doesn't need to be taught.
It understands only Hebrew contacts, utilizing Google Voice Search (requies Wifi/3G)
I think we will include it on next HebrewValhalla version.
It's called Debrew-it..

See - https://market.android.com/details?id=binyat.debrewit
4th February 2012, 02:02 PM |#4  
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New FREE player in Google Play - Hebrew Voice Commands
Works like Debrew-It, but also has activation capabilities.

See - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...aC5oZWJyZXciXQ..
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