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  2. QTBUG-83671

Dictation to Qt-Based Software on Windows Is Totally Broken - Anti-Accessibility

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      Windows

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      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.
      And dictate.

      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.
      Broken.

      5. The dictation is totally broken.

      It was a non-complete work done to fix it in QTBUG-45980.

      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.

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            Assignee:
            anrocha André De La Rocha
            Reporter:
            coroberti Robert Iakobashvili
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