Dejal announces Narrator 1.0b2

A Mac OS X application to read out stories in multiple voices.

PORTLAND, Oregon -- June 28, 2002 -- Dejal Systems today announced the immediate availability of Narrator 1.0b2, an upgrade to its first product for Mac OS X. Narrator utilizes speech synthesis to read out the contents of a text document, using different voices for different parts. You have a range of "actors" that can portray any number of "characters", so various passages of your document are spoken with differing voices, pitches, inflections, etc. You can have it read out a play or story with appropriate voices. The words are highlighted on-screen, and there are also a couple of silent read-along options for stage directions, or for you to read out your own parts.

This new version includes several new features, including a Casting Assistant, that will automatically create Characters and mark up the text using a simple format of "<name>: <speech>", plus some new preferences, bug fixes, and other changes to further improve the intuitiveness, based on user feedback.

Pricing & Availability:

This introductory version of Narrator is immediately available as a free download from

Narrator requires Mac OS X 10.1 or later.

Dejal Systems, LLC:

Founded in New Zealand in 1991 and established in the US a decade later, Dejal is a leading Mac OS software vendor specializing in user-friendly and flexible utility software. Visit for more information and products.

Press Contact:

David Sinclair
Dejal Systems, LLC

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Dejal's PR website (, or email the above address. This press release is permanently archived at:

Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Narrator are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.