Announcing Orca v2.25.5

* What is Orca?

Orca is a free, open source, flexible, and extensible screen reader that provides access to the graphical desktop via user-customizable combinations of speech, braille, and/or magnification. Orca development has been led by the Sun Microsystems, Inc., Accessibility Program Office via continued engagement with its end users and generous contributions from the Mozilla Foundation and wonderful community members.

The Orca v2.25.5 release is targeted for the GNOME v2.25.5 release and requires the latest at-spi/pyatspi infrastructure from GNOME v2.25.5.

You can also read more about Orca at

* What's changed for Orca v2.25.5?

2.25.5 - 19-Jan-2009


* Fix for bug #535221 - Automatic shortcut information spoken

* Fix for bug #562060 - Speech should speak multi case strings as words

* Fix for bug #562327 - Desktop tutor message order problem

* Fix for bug #563171 - src/orca/
  should clip zones based on what text is visible

* Fix for bug #563200 - Orca not spoken the character code 8222
  character.  Added double low quote and single low quote to the
  character names and punctuation table.

* Fix for bug #567428 - "readonly text" spoken when caret changes
  line (in evolution)


* Fix for bug #566954 - ARIA toggle button state not handled correctly

* Fix for bug #566955 - Need to remove extra whitespace from braille
  output for Firefox 3.x.

* Fix for bug #567167 - Orca sometimes (re)announces that the document
  frame has just received focus in Firefox 3.x.

* Fix for bug #567864 - Orca stops responding when flat review is used
  in thunderbird message window and message is closed

* Partial fix for bug #567984 -Structural navigation needs to consider
  text within the document frame.

New and updated translations (THANKS EVERYONE!!!):

    es       Spanish              Francisco Javier Dorado Martinez and
                                  Jorge Gonzalez
    hu       Hungarian            Attila Hammer and Gabor Kelemen
    nb       Norwegian Bokmål     Kjartan Maraas
    pt       Portuguese           Rui Batista and Duarte Loreto

* Where can I get it?

You can obtain Orca v2.25.5 in source code form at the following:


The Orca Team

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