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Today is Sunday, June 24, 2018.

Johnny Tools is scalable, flexible and powerful freeware for the world's most popular JAWS and NVDA screen readers.  Some main features and benefits of it are described as follows:

JAWS

1. To translate different languages; 2. To provide character information; 3. Johnny Tools Lookup Sources have been added to Research It. 4. RealSpeak Solo Direct, Vocalizer Expressive, SAPI 5X, SAPI 5X 64 and Microsoft Mobile Voices support Chinese; 5. Braille Instant Translation Editing support; 6. Super Chinese character Cantonese Braille support; 7. Festival alert; 8. Current Weather; 9. Google Speech Recognition; 10. RTHK playlist; 11. Text to MP3; 12. Improved JAWS settings and support all user account can use Johnny Tools;

NVDA

1. Super Chinese character description; 2. To provide character information; 3. Google Speech Recognition; 4. RTHK playlist; 5. Text to MP3; 6. Studio Sound recorder; 7. Check the Hong Kong Weather Reporting; 8. Google translate to Chinese; 9. Check stock quotes information; It enriches the JAWS and NVDA screen reader's functions. Johnny Tools Enhancements and New Features:

JAWS

Johnny Tools Translator

- Translation among languages supports up to 65 languages. - Says the translated results of the clipboard; - Shows translated results on the clipboard in the Virtual Viewer; - Listen to translation result in the Virtual Viewer;

Character Information

- Says the Character Description phonetic at the cursor; - Shows Character Information in the Virtual Viewer, including the font, point size, strokes, cangjie, Mandarin Pinyin, color and character phonetic descriptions; - Character Dictionary, can add or modify character phonetic spelling. - Character Description supports uppercase detection. - Detect Simplified or Traditional Chinese characters.

Research It

The following Research It lookup sources have been added: - Headline Daily - Hong Kong Weather Forecast - Local Weather Forecast and 9-day Weather Forecast - The Hong Kong Society for the Blind Notices - Radio Television Hong Kong Instant News, Asia, International news, Finance News and Sports news - Radio Television Hong Kong programme highlights - Wiktionary

RealSpeak Solo Direct, Vocalizer Expressive, SAPI 5X, SAPI 5X 64 and Microsoft Mobile Voices support Chinese

- RealSpeak Solo Direct and Vocalizer Expressive supports Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese, Chinese symbols, Chinese punctuations and support more Unknown Chinese characters voices. - SAPI 5X, SAPI 5X 64 and Microsoft Mobile Voices supports Chinese, Chinese symbols, Chinese punctuations;

Braille Instant Translation Editing support

The Braille Instant Translation Editing (BRITE) will support the following features and actions: - Easy to use, quick saving, editing and added several hotkeys for this application. - Can show text to first cell in Braille display;

Super Chinese character Cantonese Braille

- Support up to 30,000 Chinese character Cantonese Braille Unicode character table;

Festival alert

- To start JAWS, automatically says the selected Festival alert messages; - Add or change Festival alert messages;

Current Weather

- Says Current Weather information; including the location, temperature and humidity.

Google Speech Recognition

- Speech Recognition among languages supports up to 36 languages; - To use speech recognition to text of the clipboard; - Shows more results in the Virtual Viewer. - Voice Commands to open Windows Apps;

RTHK playlist

- To play RTHK radios, TVs, Hourly News summary and and radio drama;

Text To MP3

- to hear Text-To-MP3;

Improved JAWS factory settings

- Improved JAWS factory shared settings so that all users can use Johnny Tools;

NVDA

Super Chinese character description

- Announces the current word in the text where the review cursor is positioned. Super Chinese character description and detect Simplified or Traditional Chinese characters.

Character Information

- Shows Character Information in the dialog, including the font, strokes, cangjie, Mandarin Pinyin and character phonetic descriptions; - Supports uppercase detection, detect Simplified or Traditional Chinese characters;

Google Speech Recognition

- Speech Recognition among languages supports up to 36 languages; - To use speech recognition to text of the clipboard; - Voice Commands to open Windows Apps;

RTHK playlist

- To play RTHK radios;

Text To MP3

- to hear Text-To-MP3;

Studio Sound Recorder

- Simple, easy to use, the Maximum Recording 30 minutes; - The recorder produces DVD high quality recordings;

Check the Hong Kong Weather Reporting

- Says the Hong Kong Weather information;

Google translate to Chinese

- Multilanguage translated to Chinese; - Says the translated results of the clipboard;

Check stock quotes information - At the same time, can check more than one stock quotes information;

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Latest Johnny Tools Version 2018 [2018.1801.08.400] Tuesday, 9 January 2018)

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Version 2018.1801
- Reset JAWS Access Key function to original;
- Minor bug fixes;

Version 2018
- Updated the RTHK playlist, added the RTHK TV channels, hourly news summary and Hong Kong story (radio drama);
- Added new Research It lookup sources for the RTHK programme highlights;
- Added new check the Hong Kong weather Reporting feature;
- Resolved an issue where the Current Weather was no results and the Wictionary Research It lookup source was not displaying any Chinese or English deffinitions;
- Removed Vocalizer Direct Synthesizer support;
- Added SAPI 5X, SAPI 5X 64 and for Microsoft Mobile Voices in Windows 10 support Chinese;
- Removed the Wikipedia (Johnny Tools edition) Research It lookup source;
- NVDA updated the RTHK playlist and added the RTHK TV channels;
- NVDA added new check the Hong Kong weather Reporting feature;
- NVDA added new Google Multilanguage translate to Chinese;
- NVDA added a new check stock quotes information feature;
- Updated the installer, supporting the latest Windows 10 and screen readers;
- Minor bug fixes and GUI fixes.


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