1. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    In google voice dictation, you can put punctuation in by saying the punctuation. For example, to get the sentence, "I am happy." you would say, "I am happy period," and it puts in a period. But how to get the word period?

    If I say, "It was a great period in my life," it writes: "It was a great. In my life"

    The only way I've been able to get it to print the word is to say the punctuation twice, but then that results in:

    "It was a great. Period in my life wasn't it? Question mark"

    Is there a way to do this?
    10-19-2011 05:11 PM
  2. iBowToAndroid's Avatar
    Sorry, I get the same thing..
    10-20-2011 12:41 AM
  3. vansmack's Avatar
    I haven't really played with the Google version of dictation, but back in the day when I used to dictate a lot I edited my dictionary to replace the punctuation mark "period" with the voice command "full stop"

    Hopefully you can edit that somewhere in the phone.
    10-20-2011 01:32 PM
  4. guruachary's Avatar
    Call me a genius, as I have found out a solution to the "full stop"/"period" problem.

    What you need to do is change the Language to "UK English" in GOOGLE VOICE settings and not in your mobile settings.

    To do this:
    1) open up a new text message
    2) change the keyboard to voice input like you normally would
    3) you would see a "red microphone" button that says it's listening to you. ABOVE that red button in faded colour is a drop-down box to select language
    4) click on that and choose "UK English-the one & only"

    That should recognize "full stop" as a punctuation mark.. the way it normally should.

    The above steps were done successfully on my Samsung Galaxy S GT9505 4 International edition, running Android 4.3. Results may vary depending on your mobile specifications, and will be done under your responsibility.
    03-01-2014 07:19 PM
  5. d0ugparker's Avatar
    Months later, here's one way to get the word
    "period" to be typed out. Say the letters of the
    word: "P-E-R-I-O-D".

    Please vote up, LIKE, and thank. I need the
    cred. Thanks.

    Dr Doug
    11-08-2014 09:48 PM
  6. Chester-Tripod's Avatar
    Great stuff. Now, see if you can figure out how to say the word 'new paragraph' without forcing a new paragraph. This actually came up in a recent legitimate message of mine.
    10-07-2015 01:36 PM
  7. Chester-Tripod's Avatar
    d0ugparker: unfortunately, that spells out the word in all caps, so I still have to go back and correct it.
    10-07-2015 01:38 PM
  8. Evangelist Luke's Avatar
    When you are dictating wait for the words to stop being underlined and then say the word period that's how I've got to do it anyway I hope this helps God bless you
    12-17-2017 04:43 AM
  9. Evangelist Luke's Avatar
    If when you're dictating the words underlined when they stop being underlined then say the word period just like if you want a, just comma when the words are underlined but if you want the word say it after the word stop being underlined and you will get the comma
    12-17-2017 04:46 AM