Languages

ACAT is available in multiple languages including; English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. ACAT can be extended to other languages as well.

The Base English Version

You must install the base English version ACAT before installing any of the ACAT Language packs. The Language packs are incremental installs over the base version. 

  1. If you have a previous version of ACAT already installed, first exit the application. If ACAT Dashboard is running, close it. Uninstall ACAT by going to Control Panel -> "Uninstall a Program". Right click on "Assistive Context-Aware Toolkit (ACAT)" and select "Uninstall". When prompted to remove ACAT and all its contents, select "No" if you are upgrading from a previous version and you want to retain your user settings. Otherwise select "Yes", which will delete all the contents under the ACAT installation folder
  2. Save ACATSetup.exe (at the bottom of this section) on your computer. This is the default English version
  3. Run ACATSetup.exe. Accept all defaults in the installation wizard.
  4. When installation is complete, a shortcut to ACAT Dashboard will be created on the Desktop. The Dashboard has shortcuts to all the ACAT applications.
French
  1. First download and install the base English version before installing the language pack.
  2. If you have a previous version of the ACAT French Language Pack already installed, uninstall it. Go to Control Panel -> "Uninstall a Program". Right click on "Assistive Context-Aware Toolkit (ACAT) - French Language Pack" and select "Uninstall".
  3. Save ACATPack-French.exe (at the bottom of this section) on your computer.
  4. Run ACATPack-French.exe. Accept all defaults in the installation wizard. This will install the French language extensions. You must install this in same destination folder as the base English version. The default is C:\Intel\ACAT
  5. You can switch between languages either by selecting "Language" from the ACAT Config utility, or by selecting the "Language" option from the Main menu in ACAT App.
Spanish
  1. First download and install the base English version before installing the language pack.
  2. If you have a previous version of the ACAT Spanish Language Pack already installed, uninstall it. Go to Control Panel -> "Uninstall a Program". Right click on "Assistive Context-Aware Toolkit (ACAT) - Spanish Language Pack" and select "Uninstall".
  3. Save ACATPack-Spanish.exe (at the bottom of this section) on your computer.
  4. Run ACATPack-Spanish.exe. Accept all defaults in the installation wizard. This will install the Spanish language extensions. You must install this in same destination folder as the base English version. The default is C:\Intel\ACAT
  5. You can switch between languages either by selecting "Language" from the ACAT Config utility, or by selecting the "Language" option from the Main menu in ACAT App
Portuguese
  1. First download and install the base English version before installing the language pack.
  2. Save ACATPack-Portuguese.exe (at the bottom of this section) on your computer.
  3. Run ACATPack-Portuguese.exe. Accept all defaults in the installation wizard. This will install the Spanish language extensions. You must install this in same destination folder as the base English version. The default is C:\Intel\ACAT
  4. You can switch between languages either by selecting "Language" from the ACAT Config utility, or by selecting the "Language" option from the Main menu in ACAT App

Extending ACAT to Other Languages

  1. Download ACATResources.en.resx 
  2. Use a resource editor to translate strings. SimpleResx works quite well and it has built in support to translate strings into a number of languages.
  3. Generate the resource .RESX file in the target language.
  4. Email the translated resource .RESX file to Sai Prasad (sai.prasad@intel.com)
  5. Identify source material to create the word prediction database. The source should be free of copyright or other violations. Send us a link to the source.
  6. We will generate the word prediction database for the target language
  7. We will create the ACAT Language pack for the target language and upload it to github

Please Note

  1. ACAT doesn’t include Prof. Stephen Hawking's voice for text-to-speech. It uses Microsoft’s Speech Synthesizer API and the default TTS voice on the target machine. (Refer to ACAT FAQ or to the ACAT User Guide on how to change the default voice). Developers can easily extend ACAT to support other speech engines.
  2. The UI look and feel is different from the one used by Prof. Stephen Hawking. Developers can create new UI's to support the needs of different users.
  3. ACAT Vision is not open-source yet. We plan to release it in upcoming releases