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Many of the features in Penfriend are optional under the control of the user.

Features Penfriend XP Penfriend XL Penfriend XP Portable Penfriend XL Portable
New voices from Cereproc including Suzanne in French.
No
Yes (v4)
No
Yes (v4)
Homophone support.
No
Yes (v4)
No
Yes (v4)
Type on hover.
No
Yes (v4)
No
Yes (v4)
Speak on Hover.
No
Yes (v4)
No
Yes (v4)
Transparency.
No
Yes (v4)
No
Yes (v4)
Alphabetical sorting of predictions, as an option.
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Horizontal layout of predictions, as an option.
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Display options, giving clearer and more colourful display of predictions.
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Improved smart punctuation, and learning words within quotations.
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Improved interaction and keystrokes including tabs.
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Improved speaking of words.
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Expanded abbreviations - unlimited length and number of abbreviations. Up to 12 expansions for each abbreviation.
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Learns words in inverted commas and after tabbing.
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Empty Lexicon for simplifying the production of topic lexicons
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Yes (v4)
Ability to change fonts, font sizes and font, background and highlighting colours.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Predictor display fixed or follow cursor.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Selection of words by numbers or function keys or number keypad.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Word Prediction in English UK and US.
UK Only
Yes
UK Only
Yes
Word Prediction in other languages, French, German, Italian, Portugese, Latin, Spanish, Swedish, Scottish Gaelic.
No
Yes
No
Yes
Screen Reading.
No
Yes
No
Yes
Speech Feedback.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
English On-Screen Keyboard.
1
1
1
1
Multi Language On-Screen Keyboards.
No
8
No
8
Create topic lexicons.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Create lexicons and predict in new languages (Latin 1 characters)
No
Yes
No
Yes
Core lexicons
4
34
4
34
Edit words, recency, capitalisation etc in lexicons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Prediction on word frequency and recency
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Word length control
No
Yes
No
Yes
Ability to prevent prediction of specific words
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Spelling, Thesaurus, Dictionaries and translation*
No
Yes
No
Yes
Text Magnification
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Analysis of spelling mistakes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Learn new words as you type
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Learn words from Clipboard or Text file
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Next word prediction
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Learn new words
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Voices
espeak, any SAPI5
Cereproc, any SAPI5
Cereproc, any SAPI5
Cereproc, any SAPI5
Highlight, speak and enter predicted words
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Speaks phonemes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Integration with Clicker 5.2 and 4
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Switch Access
via Clicker, Discover Switch etc.
via Clicker, Discover Switch etc.
via Clicker, Discover Switch etc.
via Clicker, Discover Switch etc.
Abbreviation Expansion, up to 12 expansions for any abbreviation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Smart Punctuation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Works on networks
Yes
Yes
Any computer without installation or activation
Any computer without installation or activation
Free downloadable Demonstration version
Yes
Yes
No
No
Downloadable Upgrade patch
Yes
Yes
No
No