[AI] New version of talks and daisy2go is now available

Dipendra Manocha dipendra.lists at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 12:25:07 EDT 2010


Hello Friends
See the notification below. In addition to information below, would like to
inform that now DAISY2Go users can read most of bookshare books on this
version. 

New version of talks will  be available on saksham.org web site by the
morning of August 3. 

TALKS&ZOOMS Version 5.01 - Release Notification
1.	Introduction
We proudly announce the release of the Nuance Accessibility Suite - Nuance
TALKS and ZOOMS - Version 5.01 supporting Series 60 3rd Edition / 5th
Edition for August 2nd, 2010.

For Users with a Premium license this version also contains the new Daisy2go
2.00 release.

This release uses the same version of Eloquence as the previous one
(6.1.123). The TTS installation file for Eloquence US English has only been
updated to extend the user dictionary.

RealSpeak Mobile is not included in this release, as there are some
compatibility issues with the built-in TTS software on several recent phone
models. Instead, the release also includes a choice of male Vocalizer voices
for English (US and UK), German and French.

Version 5.01 is a free upgrade for all Premium Edition licenses generated
after November 13th, 2007. In particular, this means that it can be
installed by any customer who is currently able to run version 4.11 or 5.00
without requiring a new license.
2.	The new handsets
2.1.	Changes to the list of supported phone models
The following handsets are newly supported (please see section 4 "Known
Issues" about some limitations):

.	Nokia 6700 slide (but not 6700 classic!)
.	Nokia C5-00
.	Nokia E73

We also assume the following phones to work without major problems. However
we have not got enough test results yet to definitely confirm this:

.	Nokia 5228 Xpress Music
.	Nokia 5230 Xpress Music
.	Nokia 5235 Xpress Music
.	Nokia 5530 Xpress Music
.	Nokia 5730 Xpress Music
.	Nokia C6-00
.	Nokia E5-00
.	Nokia X5-01

See section 6 for a full list of compatible handsets for this version.
3.	What's New?
This section lists the improvements of TALKS 5.00 compared to the previous
version (5.01).
3.1.	Support for ZOOMS on 5th Edition
The most important improvement in 5.01 concerns the addition of screen
magnification support (ZOOMS) for 5th Edition touch screen devices. Users
with a Premium license can immediately use this new feature. Please note
that you may have to go to Options > View in the Settings window first, and
select "TALKS&ZOOMS", in order to see both speech and magnification related
tab sheets.

As on 3rd Edition handsets, ZOOMS tries to follow the current focus on the
screen as much as possible. When using "Distributed Views" mode (which is
the default setting on 5th Edition phones) you can also see the window title
as well as [Key 1] and [Key 2] at any time without the need for scrolling.

In typical applications ZOOMS can be used most conveniently by scrolling
through lists with the volume keys on the side of the phone, and using the
touch screen for [Key 1] and [Key 2] or selecting a list item. In any
situation, you can just tap a visible part of the screen shown by ZOOMS,
just as you would do without magnification.

In situations where you want to see parts of the screen that are not
currently magnified, this can be done in a similar way to "Explore Mode" for
speech: simply hold down your finger for about a half a second, and then
start moving it around on the screen without lifting it, to look at other
parts of the screen.

ZOOMS automatically turns off magnification when an on-screen virtual
keyboard appears, to let you type numbers and letters without having to
scroll around to find a particular key.
3.2.	New version of Daisy2go
This version of TALKS comes with a new version of Daisy2go 2.00. This update
can be used by all customers with a valid Premium license. This is the first
version of the software supporting 5th Edition touch screen phones.

The most significant new feature is support for the DAISY3 format (for both
text and audio books) - this lets you read books created by various tools,
such as Kurzweil reading machines or the Microsoft "Save as DAISY" add-in.

In addition, Version 2.00 includes the following improvements compared to
the previous release (1.01.2):

.	When a book is opened for the first time, a progress bar is
displayed. The data read from the book is then "cached" for much faster
re-opening (usually just 1-2 seconds) when you access the book again.
.	Book text is displayed in smaller "pages". This increases the speed
of the application significantly for books with large amounts of text.
.	Added a sleep timer
.	Added Find feature for text and table of contents
.	Added "Elapsed time" / "Remaining time" indicators to Book Info
.	Cursor position is now stored for text-only books as well.
.	Drive F (external memory card) is now supported on newer phones
.	Automatically removes books from the bookshelf that no longer exist
.	Book text is now displayed with an anti-aliased font, for slightly
better readability.
.	Fixed some formatting issues, such as missing spaces and problems
converting certain characters in the book text.

Finally, his version also fixes various minor bugs.
3.3.	Various changes
This section lists some changes to TALKS that are mostly related to the
screen reader-specific aspects of the product:

Application support:

.	Calculator is now supported on 5th Edition
.	Article screen in MSDictViewer is now read (no support for
line-by-line cursor movement yet)
.	Clock application: both time and date are now read
.	Window title is no longer repeated in Active Notes when typing first
line (e.g. E52)
.	E71 (and other similar models): time is no longer read on phone
screen, e.g. when starting to dial a number
.	Added support for latest Orange home screen
.	Fixed: New e-mail app crashes when opening meeting request (possibly
affects other apps with complex object lists, too)

Changes to TALKS commands:

.	Added [Talks],[#] and [Talks],[long #] to keys that work when the
keyboard is locked

Touch screen improvements:

.	Virtual keyboard is now announced more reliably, and also spoken for
PIN code entry and phone dialling
.	Text-related TALKS commands now work also when virtual keypad is
open (e.g. [Talks],[Up])
.	Areas at top and bottom of scroll bar are read as "Page up" and
"Page down", to make quick movements easier
.	Fixed reading of wrong item in Explore Mode in some lists (e.g.
Audio settings of TALKS)

Magnification improvements:

.	Focus is now tracked in new e-mail application (e.g. N86, E52)
.	Fixed incorrect position of focus in some lists (e.g. Audio settings
of TALKS)

Bug fixes:

.	Fixed hang when uninstalling TALKS through App Manager on 5th
Edition
.	Fixed browser coming to foreground when uninstalling or updating
TALKS
.	Fixed Real Player stopping when pressing [Talks],[Key 2]
.	Fixed some cases where TALKS could lock up the phone at startup due
to a broken TTS engine
.	Fixed: SMS newsletter would sometimes be offered repeatedly, even if
"No" has been selected
4.	Known Issues on specific handsets
.	5th Edition: currently, there are some limitations to the use of the
on-screen keyboard for text entry. In particular, the menus for switching to
other keyboard layouts are not read, and opening the symbol table can lead
to the on-screen keyboard stopping to take input until you press [Exit] to
return to the main menu, and then return to the application where you were
entering text. Switching to other keyboard layouts is not recommended, as
some of them (e.g. mini-Qwerty or handwriting) are not yet supported by
TALKS, and can be difficult to exit.
.	N97: training mode will read the digits, rather than the letters,
for the keys in the top row of the QWERTY keyboard.
.	Some keyboard functions, such as [Talks],[digit] shortcuts on the
Idle screen and the use of the side keys to navigate through menus on 5th
Edition, are only supported after the phone has been rebooted once after
installing or re-enabling TALKS.
.	E55: [Talks],[digit] shortcuts have been reported to not work
properly on this phone, most likely as a result of the unusual keyboard
layout.
.	TALKS will occasionally read the names of the softkeys only after a
delay of some seconds, when an application has just been newly opened, or
been brought to the foreground.
.	3rd Edition (FP1 and FP2): the "Search" application is not
supported.
.	3rd Edition FP2 and 5th Edition: Built-in Help screens are not read
because they use the web browser in a way that is not yet supported by
TALKS. The same is true for e-mails received in HTML format that do not
contain a text version as well.
.	3rd Edition FP2: You will notice a slow response of voice
recognition "beep" after holding [Key 2] when TALKS is not muted
.	E75: When using ZOOMS, moving around the screen by holding down the
cursor keys is currently not possible. The magnified portion of the screen
always follows the current focus position.
.	N96: "Photos" application (and "Photos" submenu of "Gallery") is not
supported.
.	N96: Daisy2Go does not support firmware versions prior to 20.x of
this phone.
5.	FAQ
Q: Your software does not install on my E-Series handset or branded device,
and reports a Certificate Error! Why?
A: While TALKS&ZOOMS for S60 3rd Edition itself is certified, and thus can
be installed on any supported S60 3rd Edition handset, the installers for
the TTS engines (Eloquence or Vocalizer for Mobile) are not signed. E-Series
handsets and some branded devices only accept the installation of signed
software, unless you turn of the corresponding option inside the Application
Manager:
.	Open the phone menu.
.	Open the App. Manager inside the Tools folder
.	Press "Options", then select "Settings".
.	Set "Software Installation" from "Signed only" to "All".
.	Press "Back" to close the Settings dialogue, then "Exit" to close
the App. Manager.
.	Now, you can install the TTS engine.
Another reason could be that the date on your phone is not set correctly -
as 3rd Edition software is digitally signed, SIS files can only be installed
if the phone is set to a valid date.

Q: Can I install the new release of TALKS&ZOOMS, while a previous release is
active?
A: Yes, if the new version is installed to the same memory location as the
previous release. If you would like to change the memory location, you have
to remove the previous release first! 

Q: Why do I get an "Upgrade error" when installing the S60 3rd/5th Edition
version?
A: The most likely reasons are that you have used a beta release, or already
have the Nokia TTS driver available that was installed as a separate file
with version 3.10. Please remove any beta version, as well as the Nokia TTS
driver or the Nuance Speech2Go Reader application, before upgrading to TALKS
5.00.
6.	Full compatibility list
6.1.	Current models
This section lists handsets running on Series 60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2
and Series 60 5th Edition, many of which are still available at least in
some markets:

.	Keyboard phones:
o	Nokia 5320 XpressMusic
o	Nokia 5630 XpressMusic
o	Nokia 6700 slide (but not 6700 classic!)
o	Nokia 6210 Navigator
o	Nokia 6220 Classic
o	Nokia 6650 fold
o	Nokia 6710 Navigator
o	Nokia 6720 classic
o	Nokia 6730 classic
o	Nokia 6790 Surge / slide
o	Nokia C5-00
o	Nokia E52
o	Nokia E66
o	Nokia E71
o	Nokia E71x
o	Nokia E72
o	Nokia E73
o	Nokia E75
o	Nokia N78
o	Nokia N79
o	Nokia N85
o	Nokia N86
o	Nokia N96
.	Touch screen phones:
o	Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
o	Nokia N97
o	Nokia N97mini
o	Nokia X6
.	Untested, but expected to work:
o	Nokia 5228 Xpress Music
o	Nokia 5230 Xpress Music
o	Nokia 5235 Xpress Music
o	Nokia 5530 Xpress Music
o	Nokia 5730 Xpress Music
o	Nokia C6-00
o	Nokia E5-00
o	Nokia X5-01

6.2.	Earlier models (3rd Edition Feature Pack 1 and older)
This section lists handsets running earlier versions of Series 60 3rd
Edition which can still be upgraded to run TALKS 5.00. However, they are
typically no longer available in most regions except as second-hand and
refurbished devices.

.	Nokia 3250
.	Nokia 5500
.	Nokia 5700
.	Nokia 6110 Navigator
.	Nokia 6120C 
.	Nokia 6121C 
.	Nokia 6124 Classic
.	Nokia 6290
.	Nokia E50
.	Nokia E51
.	Nokia E60
.	Nokia E61
.	Nokia E61i
.	Nokia E62
.	Nokia E63
.	Nokia E65
.	Nokia E70
.	Nokia E90
.	Nokia N71
.	Nokia N72
.	Nokia N73
.	Nokia N75
.	Nokia N76
.	Nokia N80
.	Nokia N81/ N81 8GB
.	Nokia N82
.	Nokia N91
	.	Nokia N95 / N95 8GB





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