View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu's "Transcriber" and NCH's "Express Scribe" don't work with SCIM

October 6th, 2009, 11:11 PM
"Transcriber" (available in the Ubuntu repositories) and NCH Express Scribe (available here (http://www.nch.com.au/scribe/linux.html)) are two transcription applications for typists, which run well in Ubuntu. But they don't work with SCIM, so one can't type in the myriad of other languages which utilizes different scripts-- like Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, etc. As I recall, an application needs to have "qt4" capability in order to make use of SCIM. Is there such a transcription software available for use in Ubuntu which has such capability?

The need is for a program in which one can both (1) control the playback, rewind, pause, forward etc of a sound file, and also (2) type text. The two facilities (listening and typing) need to be present in the same software application so that the user doesn't have to waste time switching between two application in order to alternatively type and control sound playback.

The above two applications do this, but will only do it using latin type. Any ideas or information on getting this done for other languages too?