Software Versions and Changes

All Word in the Hand products, including both our Chinese and Thai phrasebooks and dictionaries on iOS, Android, and Windows, share a common set of version numbers. Here is what changed in each version:

Version 1.0

Version 1.0 is the first version of our Thai software dictionary on the Windows PC platform.

Version 1.1

Version 1.1 is the first version of our Thai software dictionary on the Windows PC platform that is available on CD-ROM.

Changes:

  • Made several improvements to the Help screens, including an important new section about using Thai verbs and connecting verbs with their objects.

  • The Help window now remembers the help section you are reading and the position of the vertical divider when you close the Help window, and restores those when you bring up Help again. In most cases it also restores your previous position within the help section as well.

  • Fixed several cases where clicking on the Help window content did not cause that window to come to the top, and where clicking on the Help button did not maximize the Help window if it was minimized.

  • Corrected a formatting problem in entries for Thai words that are the names of tone marks and other marks, e.g. "gaa-ran."

  • Product Activation and Version Check now support proxy servers (with optional proxy authentication). This is useful for restrictive corporate environments where all access to the internet must go through a proxy server. The dictionary software will use the same proxy settings as Internet Explorer (so you should configure Internet Explorer's proxy settings and then re-run the dictionary), and if you need proxy authentication, you can click a new "Proxy Settings..." button that appears in the Activation window and in the Update Tab of the Settings window.

  • Thai and English vocabulary are the same as in version 1.0.

Version 1.2

Version 1.2 is a major revision of our Thai software dictionary on the Windows PC platform, released at the end of 2010:

Changes:

  • This release delivers a massive increase in the number of dictionary entries, from 42,000 entries in version 1.0/1.1 to more than 100,000 entries (from 53,000 translations to more than 134,000 translations), including tens of thousands of new, high-quality sound recordings of a native Thai speaker: as always, there is a recording for every single Thai word in the dictionary.

    This is just another step in Paiboon Publishing's ongoing, multi-year dictionary production project, and you are able to enjoy the fruits of this labor as it progresses. In this release, new words were added in all letters of the English and Thai alphabet, but in particular there are a lot of new English words beginning with A, B, C, J, K, Q, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z. Stay tuned for additional releases in the future which add more entries to other English letters.

  • In Dictionary entries, we now slightly grey out words that are not clickable (i.e. words that are not themselves dictionary headwords).

Version 1.3

Version 1.3 is the first release of our Thai software dictionary for the Apple iOS platform (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch).

Version 1.4

Version 1.4 is a minor Thai software dictionary release for the Apple iOS platform (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch).

This update adds a handy quick-touch index to the top of the "Consonants" and "Vowels" pages of our built-in, extensive introduction to reading and writing Thai. These indexes let you see each consonant/vowel on the screen at once and touch it to jump to detailed information. Touch the status bar at the top of the screen to return to the top of the page.

This update also adds some more help detail about how your previous locations are labeled in the History screen.

This update also fixes a rare app exit problem that sometimes occurs when you go to the Settings screen to change your main Thai Sound Pronunciation Guide System, and then you go to the History screen and click "Clear History."

Version 1.5

Version 1.5 is the first Thai software dictionary release for the Android platform. It came out in January 2012.

This release delivers another massive increase in the number of dictionary entries, from more than 100,000 entries to more than 150,000 entries (from 134,000 translations to more than 220,000 translations), plus another 28,000 entries (not counted above) containing the names of cities, subdistricts, districts, and provinces of Thailand. As always, there is a high-quality sound recording of a native Thai speaker for every single Thai word in the dictionary.

This is just another step in Paiboon Publishing's ongoing, multi-year dictionary production project, and you are able to enjoy the fruits of this labor as it progresses. In this release, we added words in all letters of the Thai and English alphabets, but in particular we filled out thousands of words in the English letters D, E, F, G, H, I, L, M, N, O, P, and R as the second phase of our dictionary expansion begun in late 2010. Now all letters of the English alphabet are equally detailed. Stay tuned for additional releases in the future which add even more entries to all sections.

Version 1.6

Version 1.6 is a major Thai software dictionary release for the iOS and Windows platforms, which adds the same 50,000 new bold entries introduced in Android version 1.5 (for a total of 150,000 entries, plus an additional 28,000 Thai place name entries: see version 1.5 above for more info). Version 1.6 is also an Android release, adding the features and fixes below.

Version 1.6 came out in February 2012.

In addition to the huge increase in entries on iOS and Windows, this release also adds the following:

  • On iOS, we now show speaker-shaped playback icons right inline with each Thai word on-screen, so that you can hear any word with just one touch, as you can also do on the Windows and Android platforms. If you prefer the old behavior, which lets you fit more on the screen at once, you can disable the display of the playback icons using the "Show Play Buttons" switch in our settings screen.

  • A handy new unified Quick-Click Chart in our Help section on Reading and Writing which shows all Thai consonants and vowels at once on your screen, allowing you to click to hear each one or to go to its details in the relevant section.

  • A large number of small improvements to the Help including a lot more sound recordings for sample phrases, more sample words, and speaker-shaped playback icons in our big charts of Thai vowels.

  • Some changes to the software licensing system on the Android platform to fix rare cases where legitimate version 1.5 purchasers would not be able to run the app.

Version 1.7

Version 1.7 is a minor Thai software dictionary release for the Android platform that:
  • changes the size of the text used in the key labels of the Paiboon Keyboard. In most cases the labels will be larger, for better readability, but in a few cases (especially when your device was in landscape mode) the labels were actually too big and have been shrunk a bit to fit inside the key.

  • changes the sound recording used in the "Vowels and Syllables," "Vowels," and "Quick Click Chart" pages under "Reading and Writing" for the three Thai written vowels that include a built-in final consonant (  ำ, -รร, -ร) so that the sound recording now also includes the final consonant sound as well. Before, the sound recording only played the vowel sound and not the final consonant sound. This change is already present in iOS and Windows version 1.6.

Version 1.7 came out in February 2012.

Version 1.8

Version 1.8 is a minor Thai software dictionary release for the iOS platform that:
  • works around serious problems that Apple introduced to many apps when Apple released its iOS 8.0, 8.0.1, and 8.0.2 "upgrade." In our case, Apple iOS 8.0 bugs prevented you from accessing five app features: "Find Words Inside," "Real-World Fonts," "Explain Spelling," "Google Thai Word," and "Clear History" (depending on your device, you would see either an app hang or a blank menu). Apple iOS 8.0 also broke our custom app Thai Script/Thai Sound keyboards, which would show up off-center.
  • supports full-screen operation on iPhone 5 and iPhone 6/6+.
  • sports a new iOS 7/8 visual style.
  • fixes an app hang that some customers were seeing in cases when the app status bar switched to double height: this includes using the app while having a phone call on hold, using the app while recording audio with the Voice Memos app, and in some cases using the app while Personal Hotspot (tethering) was in effect.

Version 1.8 came out in November 2014.

Version 1.9

Version 1.9 is the first release of our Thai–English and Chinese-English phrasebook products, first supported on the iOS platform.

Version 1.9 came out in April 2015.

Version 1.9.3

Version 1.9.3 was a minor revision of our Chinese–English phrasebook product on iOS that provided some small improvements in the app Help sections.

Version 1.9.3 came out in April 2015.

Version 2.0

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