MacSpeech Inc., has updated iListen 1.5 for European language compatibility. iListen 1.5.2 has improved text output to handle a wider range of European languages, according to Donald MacCormick of MacSpeech.
iListen, MacSpeech’s speech recognition software, has “TalkAnywhere” technology, which lets you dictate into virtually any Mac application. It translates speech to typed text and characters anywhere you would normally type. iListen is speaker dependent, meaning you have to spend some time “training” iListen to the unique cadence and timbre of your voice. However, it can handle multiple users, each with their own speech files.
The new version also improves the handling of high ASCII characters such as the trademark symbol and Euro sign. Version 1.5.2 is free to current users of iListen 1.5 and iListen 1.5.1. Earlier owners of iListen can upgrade for US$39.95 from the company’s online store. iListen runs on Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.
European language versions of iListen 1.5 are also available through MacSpeech in the UK. Details can be found at the company’s European Web site.