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April 13th, 2011: Now 25 languages in Klettres

Contributions keep coming, despite the hard work off recording the sounds! Thanks to all contributors, we reach the count of 25 languages supported in KLettres.

November 2nd, 2007: Three new languages in Klettres

Amazing work from two Indians translators who recorded sounds in Telugu and Kannada. There are more than 500 sounds in Kannada!
Also Brazilian Portuguese is now supported, sounds were recorded by a 9 years old and his father! Thanks to all these contributors who take time to add their language support in KLettres and who are giving this simple program all its power.

February 9th, 2007: Klettres in Low Saxon!

More sounds support for KLettres! A new language is added, Low Saxon, thanks to Soenke Dibbern and the Low Saxon translation team for your work. You will get the Low saxon saxon sounds if you install kde-i18n-nds package and also via the File menu -> Get Alphabet in New Language.

September 23th, 2006: Klettres in Hebrew!

Thanks to Assaf Gorgon and Diego Iastrubni, KLettres has now Hebrew support. If your locale is not il, you have to run KLettres from Konsole with klettres --reverse and then you use the il keyboard layout. See it there!

July 15th, 2006: German sounds in KLettres

The addition of German brings the number of languages supported in KLettres to 11. Many thanks to Helmut Kriege who recorded the sounds (alphabet and syllables) for German.

April 15th, 2005: KLettres in Africa!

KLettres has now Luganda support! John Magoye and Cormac Lynch recorded the sounds (alphabet and syllables) for Luganda. Luganda (Ganda) is the native language of Baganda nationals from the Buganda region of central and southern Uganda. There are over 3,000,000 speakers of this Niger-Congo language in Uganda and it is the principal indigenous language of Uganda. Warm thanks to John and Cormac for this amazing contribution.

March 15th, 2005: Spanish and Romanized Hindi sounds in KLettres

Ana Belén Caballero and Juan Pedro Paredes recorded Spanish sounds for KLettres and Vikas Kharat did the tremendous work of recording around 300 sounds in Romanized Hindi. Thanks to these wonderful people who make it possible to have educational software for lots of countries. There are now 9 languages for KLettres which is a lot considering the work it involves. If you want to create the sounds for your own language, please have a look at the KLettres language page.

March 14th, 2005: New KLettres version in cvs HEAD

A new KLettres version has been committed to cvs HEAD. This version includes the changes explained on the KLettres usability page. There is a new Look menu with Themes (3 themes: classroom, arctic and desert) and Modes (kid mode with simplified GUI and grownup mode with normal GUI). The letters/syllables are drawn with QPainter which is cleaner. The Languages menu allows to switch easily between languages.

March 8th, 2005: Open Usability review for KLettres

The Open Usability team reviewed KLettres and posted their conclusions there on openusability.org. I am currently refactoring KLettres code and already added a Level menu in the menubar. I will implement as many suggestions as possible and I'd like to thank the Open Usability team for its great work! You can follow the progress of this usability work on KLettres usability page.

May 13th, 2004: KLettres update: version 1.3

KLettres had some improvements in cvs HEAD (next coming KDE 3.3). First, Italian is now available thanks to Alessandro Pasotti and his daughter.
The Special characters buttons on the toolbar are generated from code and look all the same. Thanks to Peter Hedlund for this feature.
KLettres uses the KNewStuff library, that means that only French is shipped with KLettres (plus your language if it is one supported). If you want to learn a new language, you can get the data via File -> Add a New Language... and 3 mouse clicks later, it is installed and ready to use without any reload of the program (note that you need an internet connection).
And the Timer can now be set (time during which the letter is displayed after you typed it). All sounds are in ogg format as some distributions do not support mp3.
Enjoy all these new features in kde cvs HEAD or wait for them in the next coming KDE 3.3!

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