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What's New in Spell Catcher X version 10.1.2

Speech Recognition

It has always been possible to use Spell Catcher's interactive checking while keeping your hands on the keyboard at all times. Keyboard shortcuts exist or can be defined for every menu command or control in the Suggest Spelling window and input (checkmark) menu. The addition of speech recognition makes Spell Catcher X's interactive features even more accessible, offering another way to "drive" interactive checking without using the mouse or using keyboard shortcuts. For those that have difficulties using the keyboard or mouse already using Mac OS X's speech recognition, Spell Catcher X is now much easier to use.

Spell Catcher X 10.1.2's Speech Recognition goes beyond a simple Speakable Items implementation. It offers a full, flexible, context-sensitive recognition model. Make corrections, change languages, ignore words, learn words, create shorthands and much more with spoken commands. If you haven't tried Speech Recognition in Mac OS X yet, and use Spell Catcher X's input method for interactive checking, you may be very pleasantly surprised at how well this can work! See the Using Speech Recognition chapter in Spell Catcher's Online Help book for more details.

Instantaneous Interactive Corrections and Shorthand Expansions (Mac OS X 10.3 and later, in applications that support it)

Spell Catcher X 10.1 added some basic support for direct access of a document's text by an input method. This technology is available on Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) and later, available in most Cocoa applications and Carbon applications that use Apple's Multilingual Text Engine (MLTE). Spell Catcher X 10.1 took advantage of this functionality where possible, using the currently-selected text for certain features and commands.

Spell Catcher X 10.1.2 takes the next step, using the text replacement abilities that this technology offers. The results are dramatic - Spell Catcher no longer has to backspace over the abbreviation you just typed or any text typed after an error you want to correct! Interactive corrections and expansions are truly instantaneous. It's hard to describe the difference - you have to see it in action for yourself. Fire up a Cocoa application such as TextEdit, activate Spell Catcher's input method, make sure Interactive Checking is on. Now make some shorthand expansions and interactive corrections. Watch closely!

New Preferences

A smattering of new preferences have been added:

Features, Changes and Fixes

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