Balabolka

Changelog

Balabolka 2.15.0.698:

  • Added setting for pauses between sentences when reading using the Spritz method.
  • Removed the setting "Minimum size of part of the text" for splitting text.
  • Updated voices list for Yandex SpeechKit.

Balabolka 2.15.0.697:

  • Minor improvements.
  • Updated Spanish language resources.

Balabolka 2.15.0.696:

  • Fixed Bugs.

Balabolka 2.15.0.695:

  • Improved compatibility with screen access programs.
  • Updated Bulgarian and Spanish language resources.

Balabolka 2.15.0.694:

  • Improved compatibility with screen access programs.
  • Updated Bulgarian and Spanish language resources.

Balabolka 2.15.0.693:

  • Improved compatibility with screen access programs.
  • Updated Bulgarian and Spanish language resources.

Balabolka 2.15.0.691:

  • Added the using of Baidu Translate.
  • Added the setting "Minimal Block Size" for text splitting. The value must be set as a number of characters (not as a number of kilobytes).
  • Small improvements.
  • Resources for Polish and Slovenian languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.15.0.690:

  • Fixed small bugs.
  • Resources for Bulgarian, Korean and Spanish languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.15.0.688:

  • Added the setting "Launch Balabolka on Windows logon".
  • Added the settings to ignore text in brackets.
  • Added the setting to add a period if there is no punctuation at the end of the paragraph.
  • Resources for Bulgarian and Spanish languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.15.0.687:

  • Added the using of Baidu Text-To-Speech and Bing Text-To-Speech (for testing purposes only).
  • Added the using of Microsoft Translator and Yandex.Translate.
  • Added the settings for alternation of original and translated text.
  • Resources for Bulgarian, German, Korean and Slovenian languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.15.0.686:

  • Added support of the native format *.BXZ (ZIP-compressed Balabolka documents).
  • Added the text extracting for ODP files (OpenDocument Presentations).
  • Small improvements.
  • Updated the text extracting for PPT files.
  • Updated the text import settings: the built-in converter is always used for text extracting.
  • Resources for Bulgarian, Hungarian and Spanish languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.14.0.682:

  • Add the option "Remove text in round brackets" for the text formatting.
  • Fixed the compability with Safe Exam Browser.
  • Resources for Czech, Hungarian, German, Korean and Turkish languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.14.0.681:

  • The application saves BXT files with the BOM header.
  • Fixed small bugs.
  • Resources for Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified) and Spanish languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.14.0.680:

  • Added the options to ignore comments (single-line and multiline).
  • Resources for Bulgarian, French, Slovenian and Spanish languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.14.0.679:

  • Added the option "Remove page numbers" for the text formatting.
  • Fixed the application exit error.
  • Resources for Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified) and Hungarian languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.14.0.678:

  • Added the support of Online Text-To-Speech and Yandex SpeechKit (for testing purposes only).
  • Resources for Czech, German and Italian languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.14.0.677:

  • Updated the text splitting.

Balabolka 2.14.0.676:

  • Updated the extracting of images from documents.
  • Resources for Bulgarian and Spanish languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.14.0.675:

  • The window "Replacement Statistics" was updated.
  • Fixed the applying of rules.
  • Fixed small bugs.
  • Resources for Slovenian language were updated.

Balabolka 2.14.0.674:

  • Fixed Bugs.

Balabolka 2.14.0.673:

  • Updated the applying of rules.
  • Fixed small bugs.

Balabolka 2.14.0.672:

  • Fixed the application exit error (on computers with the German regional settings of Windows).
  • Resources for Bulgarian and Hungarian languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.14.0.670:

  • Fixed the text extracting for DjVu files.
  • Resources for Slovenian language were updated.

Balabolka 2.14.0.669:

  • Updated the text splitting.
  • Resources for Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), French, Spanish and Turkish languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.14.0.668:

  • Added the options for text extracting (the window "Text Import", the tab "Options").
  • Updated the text extracting for DOCX, FB2 and ODT files.
  • Added the Czech help file.
  • Resources for Bulgarian, Czech, German and Slovenian languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.14.0.667:

  • Added the option "Ignore numbers" to the window "Add Tags to Text for Reading of Foreign Words" (to read numerical digits always by the default voice).
  • Updated the installer of Balabolka.
  • Updated the "Replace All" option in the "Replace" window.
  • Resources for Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Hungarian and Spanish languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.13.0.666:

  • Added the option to fix pauses in audio files for subtitle converting. It the current voice does not fully support SAPI tags, another voice can be used to add pauses to audio files.
  • Small improvements.
  • Fixed the text extracting for PDF files.
  • Fixed small bugs.
  • Updated the saving of audio files.
  • Resources for Bulgarian and German languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.12.0.665:

  • Updated the option "Remove All XML Tags": if text is selected in the main window, the application will remove tags from the selected text only.

Balabolka 2.12.0.663:

  • Added the option "Emulate keystroke CTRL+A before reading" for global hotkeys (the windows "Settings", the tab "Hotkeys").
  • Added the option "Ignore clipboard updates from applications" for Clipboard Watch (the windows "Settings", the tab "Clipboard").
  • Added the "Edit Text" window to edit long rules in the BXD dictionary editor.
  • Resources for German language were updated.

Balabolka 2.12.0.661:

  • Improved the code page detecting for plain text files.
  • Resources for Czech language were updated.

Balabolka 2.12.0.660:

  • Added the support of the %Header% variable in the "Output Filename Pattern" box in the window "Split and Convert to Audio Files". The application will replace this variable by the name of the nearest bookmark (if text is split by named bookmarks).

Balabolka 2.12.0.659:

  • Updated the text extracting for AZW and MOBI files.
  • Text formatting was improved.

Balabolka 2.12.0.658:

  • Fixed small bugs.
  • Updated the text extracting for PDF files.
  • Resources for Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified) and Turkish languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.12.0.657:

  • The multi-line modifier is specified by default for regular expressions.
  • Resources for Bulgarian, French, Hungarian and Spanish languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.12.0.656:

  • Added the main menu items "Go to Previous Bookmark" and "Go to Next Bookmark".
  • Resources for German language were updated.

Balabolka 2.12.0.655:

  • Fixed small bugs.
  • Resources for Bulgarian and Chinese (Simplified) languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.12.0.654:

  • Updated the windows "List of Used Rules" and "List of Homographs".
  • Updated the sequential numbering of blocks (when the application inserts a block number at the beginning/end of audio files).
  • Updated the text extracting for EPUB files.
  • Resources for Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified) and Spanish languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.11.0.653:

  • Added the new splitting method in the "File Splitter" window: split by table on contents. The application extracts chapters from a document to divide text.
  • Fixed the handling of situations when all audio output devices are turned off.
  • Fixed small bugs.
  • If the named bookmark window is opened, the application selects the nearest bookmark to the text position.
  • Resources for Bulgarian and German languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.11.0.652:

  • Added the new format of dictionaries for pronunciation correction. BXD-files combines the options of REX and DIC formats.
  • Added the option "Include notes inside text" for DOCX, FB2 and ODT documents (the window "Text Import").
  • Fixed the selecting of the audio output device in Windows 10 (for situations when the default audio output was changed).
  • Updated the text extracting for EPUB and FB2 files.
  • Resources for Bulgarian, German, Hungarian, Slovenian and Spanish languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.11.0.651:

  • Added the option "Extract summary from e-book" for FB2 documents (the window "Text Import").
  • Updated the text extracting for FB2 files.
  • Fixed small bugs.
  • Resources for Chinese (Simplified) and German languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.11.0.650:

  • Added the option "Fix letter-spacing" for the text formatting (for example: s p a c e, _w_o_r_d).
  • Resources for French and Slovenian languages were updated (thanks to Michel Such and Jozef Gregorc).

Balabolka 2.11.0.649:

  • Added the option "Fix letter-spacing" for the text formatting (for example: s p a c e, _w_o_r_d).
  • Resources for French and Slovenian languages were updated (thanks to Michel Such and Jozef Gregorc).

Balabolka 2.11.0.648:

  • Added the new feature: use the double-click on the document's tab to scroll to the top of the text. Double-clicking the tab again will bring back to where you were before.
  • Small improvements.
  • Fixed the converting subtitles to audio files for IVONA voices (when the speech rate is not equal to 0). Unfortunately I still got no answer about fixing this problem from the IVONA support.
  • Resources for Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified) and Spanish languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.11.0.647:

  • Added the option "Create an audiobook file with chapters (for MPEG-4 only)" to the "Batch File Converter" window.
  • Resources for Bulgarian and Hungarian languages were updated (thanks to Kostadin Kolev and Zoltan Magyar).

Balabolka 2.11.0.646:

  • Added the "Insert Phonemes" button to the editor window for pronunciation correction. It will allow to define phonemes for the XML PRON tag.
  • Added the "Insert Phonemes" button and support of the PRON tag to the "Insert XML Tag" window.
  • Resources for German, Italian and Spanish languages were updated (thanks to Regine Mueller, Massimo Castiglia and Fernando Gregoire).

Balabolka 2.11.0.646:

  • Added the "Insert Phonemes" button to the editor window for pronunciation correction. It will allow to define phonemes for the XML PRON tag.
  • Added the "Insert Phonemes" button and support of the PRON tag to the "Insert XML Tag" window.
  • Resources for German, Italian and Spanish languages were updated (thanks to Regine Mueller, Massimo Castiglia and Fernando Gregoire).

Balabolka 2.11.0.644:

  • Fixed the silent unistallation of Balabolka.
  • Fixed small bugs.
  • Resources for Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Italian and Spanish languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.11.0.644:

  • Fixed the silent unistallation of Balabolka.
  • Fixed small bugs.
  • Resources for Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Italian and Spanish languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.11.0.643:

  • Added the setting for action after processing of all files in "Extract Text from Files" window
  • Small improvements.
  • Resources for Bulgarian, French and Slovenian languages were updated.

Balabolka 2.11.0.642:

  • Added the option "Allow to use Spell Checking API for Windows 8/10". Since Windows 8, the spell checking is built-in to the operating system. But it works slow, and its using will slow down the application start.
  • Small improvements.
  • Resources for Slovenian language were updated.