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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    12.8.0
  • Total Downloads:
    416,027
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 15, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    6.11MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    75
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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We applaud the idea behind this text-to-speech lexicon for the visually impaired. We just wish it were a bit more polished. Talking Dictionary combines the free Wordnet thesaurus with the free Microsoft speech engine. Unfortunately, the Microsoft speech engine stumbles over difficult words, and even at its best can be hard to understand. The interface is admirably simple, though. You type a word to call up its definition, and then use function keys to navigate within the entry. Unfortunately, the program settings can t be accessed this way. Moreover, Talking Dictionary doesn't even display the help file, let alone read it out loud. We also thought the trial version's five-letter limit on entries was too restrictive. And $28.88 is pretty steep for such a modest program, especially one built out of free parts. Talking Dictionary works adequately, but it's not an ideal companion for the visually impaired.
 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 12.8.0
Version 12.8.0 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher RWF Talking Software
Publisher web site http://www.rwfts.com/
Release Date July 04, 2014
Date Added July 15, 2014
Version 12.8.0
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Language Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.11MB
File Name tdict.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 416,027
Downloads Last Week 75
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $19.95

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