How to use audio input?

#1
Dumb question time: How do you use audio input? I recall that it worked fine in the past, but now when I try to use it, a google window pops up. After clicking the microphone symbol and recording, instead of sending the input to pleco, it just sits there and the only option I see is to click the microphone symbol which just closes it. What am I missing? I'm using android 9.
 

mikelove

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#2
That's news to us - if you wait longer does it stop recording? Are you maybe somewhere with a lot of background noise where it can't detect the recording has stopped? Does Google's search app have permission to use the microphone?
 
#3
It is a quiet room. Google just waits. If I let it wait longer, Google complains that it doesn't understand what I am saying. I tried turning off the permission for google to use the microphone, but when I click the mic symbol in Pleco, a pop up appears asking: "allow Google to record audio?"
 

mikelove

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#4
Hmm... and does voice input work correctly in the separate Google app? Or in any other apps?

To be honest, this isn't something we have a lot of control over - we hand the request off to Google and they hand back text - so I'm not sure if there's anything we can do about this directly on our end.
 
#5
I have a workaround which is to set the dictionary to keyboard input and then use the voice input from gboard, so I don't have a problem anymore, but Pleco's voice input is still not working on my phone running android 9. Other google voice input services such as the google translate app work fine and accept voice input in several languages, but when I use Pleco's microphone input, it malfunctions. What it is doing today is that first it transcribes my speech onto its screen, but doesn't send it to Pleco. Then an error pops up saying that it didn't catch what I said, although it did...
 

mikelove

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#6
Hmm, definitely working fine here on my Android 9 phone. What's the exact brand/model? And which specific firmware version? Are you using the latest versions of all of Google's built-in apps?
 
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