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As well as Morse code NuMorse can provide a variety of multimedia experiences. This page allows to to tailor the output of the program to your requirements.

 

Text to speech.

NuMorse can provide feedback in the form of synthesized speech. This can be used to obtain feedback during code drilling where it can inform you when you have made a typing error. This control allows you to adjust the speed of the synthesized speech.

 

Click filter.

This allows you to adjust the "hardness" of the generated Morse code sound. The normal filter is generally more pleasant sounding at normal speeds but at very high code speeds (above 40 wpm) it can "blur" the code characters together and the hard filter may be preferred.

 

Visual output windows.

 

Several ancillary windows can be displayed while code is playing. Any combination of these windows can be displayed simultaneously. Here are details of these windows:

 

Lantern: A simulated lantern will flash in time to the code. The size and color of the lantern can be adjusted via a pop-up menu.

 

Semaphore. Displays a small cartoon figure of a person sending semaphore flag signals.

 

Flags: Characters are displayed using the international Code Signal flags. None displayable characters are shown as the Jolly Roger (pirate) flag.

 

Flash card: The character being played is displayed as a resizeable flash card. A pop-up menu is available via mouse right click to customize the flash card colors.

 

Tone frequency. This adjusts the audio frequency of generated code.

 

Record audio files. You can record Morse code for playback later on a CD or MP3 player. This control group allows you to select how the file is compressed and where the file is to be located. Some information on the recording format is also displayed.

 

Active:A master switch, check this to turn audio file recording on.

 

Maximum size: Depending on your chosen compression options, the file could quickly grow to an enormous size and fill up your hard drive!. This control allows you to place a size limit on the generated file.

 

Compression options: This will open a window that allows you to select a method for compressing the file. PCM gives no compression but is available on all systems. PCM audio files can be copied to a CD and played on an ordinary CD player. MP3 compression produces the smallest files but does not work well on all systems. An MP3 player or program is needed to play the resulting files.

 

Note: The compression methods available, and how well they work, depend entirely on your Windows settings, they are not controlled by NuMorse.