[guispeak] EdSharp 2.9 and FileDir 3.5 released

  • From: Jamal Mazrui <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: ProgrammingBlind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, program-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 14:28:51 -0500 (EST)

New versions of the EdSharp editor and FileDir file manager are available
this holiday season!  Improvements are described below.


EdSharp 2.9

Fixed the Alternate Menu command (Alt+F10).  Fixed the Append from
Clipboard command (Alt+7) saving duplicate copies of text.

Modified how indentation levels are spoken, e.g., with the Query Indent
command (Alt+I).  Instead of saying "0 levels," "1 level," "2 levels,"
etc., EdSharp now says "Level 0," "Level 1," "Level 2," etc.  It then
reads the line above with different indentation, which is typically a
statement that introduced the current code block.

Added a configuration option that determines the state of indent mode when
a new document window is opened.  This mode may be toggled on a per-window
basis (Alt+Shift+I).  This setting determines whether it is initially on
or off when a file is opened.  The default is off, and may be changed via
the Configuration Options dialog (Alt+Shift+C).

Another approach to hearing indentation levels is a JAWS sound scheme
contributed by Jim Homme.  You can install it by pressing JAWSKey+F2 and
choosing Settings Packager.  In that program, press Control+O and enter
Sounds4Stuff.zip.  Then press Alt+I to import the settings.

The JAWS scripts for EdSharp now include several hotkeys for refining
speech.  Press either JAWSKey+I or Windows+` (depending on which is
easier) to toggle announcement of indentation changes.  Other combinations
also use the grave accent key, found at the top left of the main part of a
U.S. keyboard.  JAWSKey+` toggles between all and no punctuation.
Control+` increases the speech rate by five percent, and Control+Shift+`
decreases it.  Alt+` increases the volume by five percent, and Alt+Shift+`
decreases it.

Considerably improved Unicode support, including display of international
characters.  Added the Yield Encoding command (Alt+Shift+Y) to convert all
or selected text according to a particular character encoding.  If text
from a file or the clipboard appears to be rendered improperly in EdSharp,
you can tell it to base its interpretation on a different encoding:
ASCII, Latin 1, UTF-7, UTF-8, UTF-16, UTF-32, or another encoding that you
specify by its HTML name or code page number.  You can also choose a
conversion where the Unicode number of each character is put on a seperate
line.  This may be used to identify non-printing characters in the
document.  The command replaces all or selected text, so put a copy in a
new document window if you want to retain the original.

FileDir 3.5

Fixed the Alternate Menu command (Alt+F10).

Added the Extract with Regular Expression command, Control+Shift+E.  This
is similar to Append to Clipboard, Shift+A, except that you are prompted
for a regular expression, and then only matches in tagged files are copied
to the clipboard.
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