Orca Announcing -0.2.6

* What is Orca?

Orca is a scriptable screen reader for the GNOME desktop for people
with visual impairments.  Orca is being proposed for inclusion into 
GNOME 2.16.

* What's changed for Orca 0.2.6?

* Addition of verbalized punctuation settings.
* Addition of spoken indentation information for lines.
* Adjustments to brief verbosity settings for speech.
* Additional work on automatic reading of the entire row for a table 
  cell, which is controlled by the orca.settings.readTableCellRow 
* Additional work on the StarOffice script to better support
  configuration wizards.
* Additional work on Evolution to better support configuration wizards.
* Very preliminary support for the Java platform.
* Moved a number of utilities from various places to util.py.
* Moved http server support into its own module.  Note that
  orca.settings.speechServerPort is now defunct and has been replaced
  by orca.settings.httpServerPort.
* Fixes for reading table row and column headers.
* Fix for bug 347054 to allow readTableCellRow and speechVerbosityLevel
  settings to be set properly from the configuration GUI.
* Fix for bug 343897 to allow configuration GUI to pop to top when it
  is shown.  This requires a more recent version of PyGTK (2.9.3) to
* Fix for bug 341388 to stop speech for an object when its window loses
* Fixes for bug 343133 to do defensive programming in flat review to
  help prevent hangs.
* Fix for bug 345472 to not assume the last input event was a keyboard 
* More work on bug 319652 to reduce even more hangs.
* Fix for bug 344880 - process command line arguments even if a11y is
  not enabled.
* Updates to the style guide.
* Translations to date (many thanks!):
    Bengali:     Runa Bhattacharjee
    British:     David Lodge and Gareth Owen
    Bulgarian:   Alexander Shopov
    Canadian:    Adam Weinberger
    Chinese:     (Simplified) Funda Wang
    Czech:       Miloslav Trmac
    Dutch:       Tino Meinen, Taco Witte, Elros Cyriatan,
                 and Vincent van Adrighem
    Dzongkha:    Guntupalli Karunakar
    Finnish:     Ilkka Tuohela
    French:      Christophe Merlet
    German:      Hendrik Brandt
    Gujarati:    Ankit Patel
    Hindi:       Rajesh Ranjan
    Italian:     Alessio Frusciante
    Kinyarwanda: Steve Murphy
    Macedonian:  Jovan Naumovski
    Nepali:      Pawan Chitrakar
    Portuguese:  (Brazilian) Raphael Higino, Gustavo Noronha Silva,
                 and EstÃvÃo Samuel ProcÃpio
    Serbian:     Danilo Åegan
    Spanish:     Francisco Javier F. Serrador
    Swedish:     Christian Rose
    Tamil:       I. Felix
    Ukrainian:   Maxim Dziumanenko
    Vietnamese:  Clytie Siddall
    Welsh:       Rhys Jones

* Where can I get it ?

Source code:


Will, Mike, Rich, Lynn, and the Orca community

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