Announcing Orca v2.31.90

* 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. You can read
more about Orca at

* What's changed for Orca v2.31.90?


  * Fix for bug #577705 - When Orca starts doesn't get to the component
    with focus

  * Fix for bug #623571 - Use %-d format directive, not %d, for non-
    numeric date format strings

  * Fix for bug #626967 - Orca's shellscript shouldn't use 'exec' for
    calling the Python script

  * Fix for bug #626272 - Plural forms needed for correct localization

  * Fix for bug #626640 - The Solaris user's PATH is hardcoded

  * Fix for bug #626498 - Traceback seen in when
    trying to bind an unbound command

  * Fix for bug #626200 -  Modules should use script methods for
    presenting messages

  * Fix for bug #626075 - Speak unicode value of current character has
    been omitted from the laptop layout


  * Fix for bug #543157 - It is not always possible to distinguish on-
    screen text from Orca's "system" messages

  * Fix for bug #626713 - Orca fails to speak superscript symbols in the
    correct language when Up/Down Arrow is used

  * Fix for bug #626197 - Orca often fails to associate the correct
    voice with the correct string when multiple voices are present in
    an utterance

  * Fix for bug #626072 - Speech Dispatcher can get stuck in a language
    if the default voice has no language defined

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

    gl          Galician                 Fran Diéguez
    sl          Slovenian                Matej Urbančič
    sv          Swedish                  Daniel Nylander
    ta          Tamil                    Dr.T.Vasudevan
    zh          Chinese (Simplified)     Ray Wang

* Where can I get it ?

You can obtain Orca v2.31.90 in source code form at the following:


The Orca Team

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