NVDA 2012.1 is now available for download.
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What’s New in NVDA
Highlights of this release include features for more fluent reading of braille; indication
of document formatting in braille; access to much more formatting information and improved performance in Microsoft Word; and support for the iTunes Store. New Features
NVDA can announce the number of leading tabs and spaces of the current line in the
order that they are entered. This can be enabled by selecting report line indentation in the document formatting dialogue. (
NVDA can now detect key presses generated from alternative keyboard input emulation such as on-screen keyboards and speech recognition software. NVDA can now detect colors in Windows command consoles.
Bold, italic and underline are now indicated in braille using signs appropriate to the configured translation table. (
Much more information is now reported in Microsoft Word documents, including:
Inline information such as footnote and endnote numbers, heading levels, the existance of comments, table nesting levels, links, and text color;
Reporting when entering document sections such as the comments story, footnotes and endnotes stories, and header and footer stories.
Braille now indicates selected text using dots 7 and 8. (
Braille now reports information about controls within documents such as links, buttons and headings. (
Support for the hedo ProfiLine and MobilLine USB braille displays. ( #1863
NVDA now avoids splitting words in braille when possible by default. This can be disabled in the Braille Settings dialog. (
It is now possible to have braille displayed by paragraphs instead of lines, which may allow for more fluent reading of large amounts of text. This is configurable using the Read by paragraphs option in the Braille Settings dialog. ( #1891
In browse mode, you can activate the object under the cursor using a braille display.
This is done by pressing the cursor routing key where the cursor is located (which means pressing it twice if the cursor is not already there). ( #1893
Basic support for web areas in iTunes such as the Store. Other applications using WebKit 1 may also be supported. (
In books in Adobe Digital Editions 1.8.1 and later, pages are now turned automatically when using say all. (
New braille translation tables: Portuguese grade 2, Icelandic 8 dot computer braille, Tamil grade 1, Spanish 8 dot computer braille, Farsi grade 1. ( #2014
You can now configure whether frames in documents are reported from the Document Formatting preferences dialog. (
Sleep mode is automatically enabled when using OpenBook. (
In Poedit, translators can now read translator added and automatically extracted
comments. Messages that are untranslated or fuzzy are marked with a star and a beep is heard when you navigate onto them. (
Support for the HumanWare Brailliant BI and B series displays. ( #1990
New languages: Norwegian Bokmål, Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong). Changes
Commands to describe the current character or to spell the current word or line now
will spell in the appropriate language according to the text, if auto language switching is turned on and the appropriate language information is available. Updated eSpeak speech synthesizer to 1.46.02.
NVDA will now truncate extremely long (30 characters or greater) names guessed from
graphic and link URLs as they are most likely garbage that gets in the way of reading. (
Some information displayed in braille has been abbreviated. ( #1955
When the caret or review cursor moves, braille is now scrolled in the same way as
when it is manually scrolled. This makes it more appropriate when braille is configured to read by paragraphs and/or avoid splitting words. (
Updated to new Spanish grade 1 braille translation table.
Updated liblouis braille translator to 2.4.1.