For those of you trying out version 2.1 alpha/beta versions (unicode and asian voice support) via
I've just updated the build from 2.110a to 2.120a. New build is at
This is the latest/greatest version of TextAloud. Recent changes include
-Version 1.07 of IE Plugin (Word Highlighting, Speak Options, Zoom on text)
-Added link to online manual under help
-Workaround for new NeoSpeech voices ignoring pause at end of text writing audio files
-ScanSoft voice naming.
-Fix highlighting code to handle words seperated by tab characters.
-Fixed application hang when changing fonts
-Moved article import from formshow to formcreate. Fixes timing problems when starting from IE plugin.
-TAForIE Version 1.071 - Support Unicode in IE browser
-Scansoft - Set default volume for ScanSoft Tom, Emily and Jill to 3/4 normal volume (75 instead of 100)
-Fix timing problem preventing wma files from being created
-Fixed file size displayed in status bar of main window while writing sapi5 audio files.
-Fixed bug with overwriting wav audio files.
-Added Reload Voices button to Voices panel
-Added checkbox to File Options panel - Prompt before overwriting audio files
-Added 'Reset Pitch And Speed' under Edit menu to reset speed and pitch for current voice to defaults
-Added Loop Speak Current Article and Loop Speak All Articles under Speak menu
-Fixed bug with Repeat Search - was not advancing.
-Rewrote a string search routine that was running extremely slow
-Fixed bug with losing article colors set on the font selection dialog
-Fixed toolbar paste button