java – There is an EditText component. Is it possible to translate the keyboard into voice input by some gesture


There is an EditText component. I would like to translate the keyboard into voice input by some gesture. Is this possible?


You need to handle your gesture and call the external intent:

Intent intent = new Intent(RecognizerIntent.ACTION_RECOGNIZE_SPEECH);

theoretically, it may not be in the system, so first you need to check its presence

PackageManager pm = getPackageManager();
List<ResolveInfo> activities = pm.queryIntentActivities(
        new Intent(RecognizerIntent.ACTION_RECOGNIZE_SPEECH), 0);
if (activities.size() == 0) //нет распознавателя

If there is a call to the Activity recognizer via startActivityForResult(intent, SPEECH_REQUEST) and in onActivityResult() put the received data in the EditText :

protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
    if (requestCode == SPEECH_REQUEST && resultCode == RESULT_OK) {
        //массив распознанных строк 
        ArrayList<String> matches = data.getStringArrayListExtra(
        //ложим в EditText

    super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data);


Actually the answer to the question itself:

translate the keyboard into voice input. Is this possible?

Alas, this is impossible. There is no such INPUT_TYPE , every keyboard implementation implements voice input support itself.

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