Nowadays, it's simple to dictate on Windows 10.
Attach a microphone, place the cursor to the text editor or text field,
press Windows Windows logo key + H to open the dictation toolbar.
Microsoft did a really fantastic job not only talking about values and accessibility
but really putting money and doing it helping to people with learning disabilities.
Not Qt-team, sorry.
Dictation on Win-10 just works on Notepad, WordPad, Word-2016, browsers, etc., but not on any Qt software using QTextEdit or QLineEdit on Windows.
(Note, it works with QTextEdit or QLineEdit properly on Mac and iOS - good job there!).
Step to reproduce:
0. Attach a microphone.
1. Start a Qt example using QTextEdit or QLineEdit,
i.e. textedit example in qtbase\examples\widgets\richtext\textedit
2. Place cursor to the editing area
3. Start dictation of the first phrase - it's dictated properly
3. Make a minimal pause
4. Dictate the second phrase - nada - you cannot dictate anymore.
5. The dictation is totally broken.
It was a non-complete work done to fix it in
Qt on Windows continues to remain anti-accessibility
taking people with severe dyslexia and dysgraphia down.
For many years Qt-development only says many good words about
so-called values and accessibility but does nothing
to fix this most important issue with dictation.
Simply allow normal Windows dictation and dictation commands - nothing more.
Truly, I'm frustrated and hopeless.