1. TeeAnn's Avatar
    Suddenly (no updates were done that I know of) it will no longer capitalize the first letter of a sentence. Keyboard does but not speech to text. Version is 4.1.2. I don't see anything in the settings to fix this. Does anyone have any ideas? Very annoying. Any help is appreciated.
    07-14-2013 09:35 PM
  2. GSDer's Avatar
    S Voice?
    Google Now?
    Other?
    in:
    Stock Messaging?
    Gmail?
    Other?

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 4
    07-15-2013 12:25 AM
  3. TeeAnn's Avatar
    It is whatever you get stock when you hit the microphone button. Pretty sure that is Google but forgive me as I am not positive. I know I haven't added anything to have speech to text.
    07-15-2013 08:38 AM
  4. GSDer's Avatar
    This is using speech to text. do sentences begin with a capital letter? you be the judge.

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    07-15-2013 11:27 AM
  5. GSDer's Avatar
    Well, I see what you're saying - I'll have to dig around to see if there's a setting that we're missing.

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    07-15-2013 11:28 AM
  6. Scott Faust's Avatar
    Has anyone figured out anything about this yet? I have noticed it also and can't seem to get my capitalization back.
    07-16-2013 01:45 PM
  7. GSDer's Avatar
    I wonder if it has anything to do with the keyboard in use? this is using the Samsung keyboard. Well I guess that's not it. perhaps it has something to do with how long you wait before saying the next sentence? nope that's not it.
    Looks like only new paragraphs get capitalized.

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    07-16-2013 04:07 PM
  8. ShaggyKids's Avatar
    Has anyone figured out anything about this yet? I have noticed it also and can't seem to get my capitalization back.
    I've noticed it as well. I'm also having trouble getting speech to text to work at all in the default text app. It just doesn't want to turn on.
    07-18-2013 03:57 PM
  9. irishogrady's Avatar
    I just posted this elsewhere, but I thought it might be worth mentioning it again. I turned off both my Wi-Fi and carrier data so that my phone was forced to use the offline speech recognition. It worked flawlessly. As soon as I used either Wi-Fi or my carrier again, it fails to capitalize the first word. To me that points to something on Google's side is going awry as the voice recognition is chewing on the input. I contacted them today but go no where with the level 1 rep. Does anyone know of a good way to reach someone at Google that might take an interest?
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    07-18-2013 11:29 PM
  10. TeeAnn's Avatar
    I've noticed it as well. I'm also having trouble getting speech to text to work at all in the default text app. It just doesn't want to turn on.
    Mine did that for awhile. Kill all apps and then try again and it will work.
    07-22-2013 05:21 PM
  11. TeeAnn's Avatar
    After searching and searching, I found a way to contact the Google developers. Here's a link to a form that you can fill out. I am hoping I will get a response. Maybe if all of us submit the same issue, they will fix it. Fingers crossed because it's driving me crazy. It's so frustrating when something works fine one day and then not the next and I didn't change anything. Grrrrr!

    https://support.google.com/googlepla...tact/otherbugs
    07-22-2013 05:55 PM
  12. TeeAnn's Avatar
    Well, that was a bust. That's not even correct, right? It is a Google product, at least I thought it was.


    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Google Play Support. The Speech to Text feature is an ability of the device. As such it is not covered within Google Play's Scope of Support. We recommend contacting your device manufacturer for support with this issue. You'll be able to reach the manufacturer of your device here:

    1 (800) 726-7864

    I hope I was able to direct you to the team that can help you with this issue, but please let me know if you have any other questions about Google Play. I'd also like to let you know to expect a short anonymous survey about your support experience in the next few days; we keep trying to find ways to improve our customer support, and your feedback will definitely help.

    Thanks,

    Ty
    The Google Play Support Team
    07-22-2013 06:53 PM
  13. TeeAnn's Avatar
    I wish I could remember what it says, but when it won't work, like the poster above stated, it says something in the screen about 'Google *something* isn't available right now or something like that. If anyone knows what it says, please chime in so I can tell the Google person that it IS their product.
    07-22-2013 06:58 PM
  14. irishogrady's Avatar
    My auto-capitalization starting working again late yesterday and I didn't do a thing. So I'm guessing that Google finally took care of whatever went wrong around July 11th or 12th when it first broke. I hope it stays working...
    07-24-2013 01:51 PM
  15. TeeAnn's Avatar
    Alrighty! I hadn't used it today and voila! It is working again. I think it's quite a scary thought that they fixed it and we didn't have to do anything to make it work again without some sort of update. Hmmmm. Oh, well. I am happy nonetheless! Thank you everyone for posting and trying to figure this out. Much appreciated!
    07-24-2013 06:59 PM
  16. Benny Lane's Avatar
    Default is Google voice recognition and with it the automatic space and first letter Caps after saying "period" can both go away if you do not have Sync enabled in the status bar.
    09-05-2013 02:59 PM
  17. lavallie's Avatar
    My Samsung is having the same problem. Example of the voice input below.
    ****************
    Testing voice input. Does the cap work now. it appears to.
    Now let's try it again. seems to be intermittent
    05-28-2015 11:23 AM
  18. 1Judiann's Avatar
    Suddenly (no updates were done that I know of) it will no longer capitalize the first letter of a sentence. Keyboard does but not speech to text. Version is 4.1.2. I don't see anything in the settings to fix this. Does anyone have any ideas? Very annoying. Any help is appreciated.
    I certainly hope you get a reply. I.suffer the same frustration!!!!
    06-03-2015 12:25 PM
  19. K Gee's Avatar
    I just recalled that I recently turned on my power saving. After reading this thread, I turned it off and now the capitalization works again.

    This is all typed with speech to text. A little disappointing.... guess you can't have it all.
    08-16-2018 07:07 AM
  20. frjaldomr's Avatar
    Having this problem in 2018 - 2019.
    The issue began for me about six months ago on a Motorola Droid turbo 2, and now I have a new Samsung j7 with the same problem.
    When I initially say the sentence the first word is capitalized, but then voice-to-text goes back and un capitalizes the first word of the sentence.
    milehigherik likes this.
    02-16-2019 12:50 PM
  21. Marc999's Avatar
    I'm using a Google Pixel 3a

    Same deal: the phone will not capitalize the first letter of the first word, during voice to text dictating.
    It's really not rocket science, I am baffled as to why these software engineers can't figure this out.

    I have a feeling these phones/software have become so complex, that the Google team get confused themselves. That said - figure it out GOOGLE - this is unprofessional and needs to be fixed.

    It's called grammar and punctuation. Something we all learned in primary school.
    06-16-2020 07:05 AM

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