Read Aloud Selected Text
As in PDF-XChange Editor and Old Opera, read the selected text aloud. This can be on the context menu for selected text, but a shortcut makes it easier to use.
Those with impaired vision or dyslexia, and those for whom the selected text is not in their mother tongue, would find it useful.
That would be a nice accessibility feature, too!
I didn't realise that classic opera had that capability. Would be nice for feature parity, as well as a help for accessibility.
@lonm It did, but only up until 11.64 or so IIRC. Then IBM withdrew support for the voice libraries, so it stopped working.
I went looking for answers on the Tracker Software forum, and found that the PDF-XChange read-aloud feature for selected text uses the libraries provided by Windows.
Only Common Languages are Supported, all you need to do is download and install a suitable language pack.
One can choose between UK and US English. Some have a male voice, while others use a female voice. Pronunciation of unrecognised words is poor. PDF-XChange has controls for speed, pitch, and volume.