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LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2011 EnglishArmenian for Windows is an excellent and helpful tool to help translators and those learning any of the two languages to have quick and accurate access to words and expressions in either English or Armenian. Besides, this software dictionary comes with two useful aids for thocaveatse who have some kind of visual impairment – a TTS-based read aloud option, and the possibility of enlarging both the English and Armenian fonts.
The dictionary is useful for users who are fluent in one of the two languages and who wish to learn more about the other. Switching between languages is as simple as clicking on the icon provided. As it happens with all LingvoSoft Talking Dictionaries, this English-Armenian version is far from being a rigid tool. Unlike printed dictionaries, here you can create your own User Dictionary if so desired, and add to it those words and expressions you will be using more frequently. Besides, the PFOS Filter will allow you to select which sets of words (according to the grammatical category they belong to) you want the dictionary to show. Thus, as an example you might want to set your dictionary to list nouns, adjectives, and adverbs only. The dictionary offers you some tools that translators and linguists will find extremely useful – synonyms and word variants.
One of the assets that make the Talking Dictionary series stand out from their competitors is its level of accessibility, especially for blind and visually impaired persons. These are offered the possibility of either enlarging the font in which the words are presented, or having them read aloud using the program’s text-to-speech capabilities. These two features alone make this dictionary worth checking. Just one caveat, though - the trial version offered is in fact the 2008 edition, not the new, updated 2011 edition that is already available for purchase.
- Offers accessibility features - TTS and customizable font sizes
- Allows you to create user dictionaries
- Attractive and intuitive interface
- Specific module for synonyms
- The trial version provided is the 2008 edition