Users can now set properties of the font used to display extraction results.
A list of additional ASCII codes that will be treated as letters can now be specified.
On startup, the program now looks automatically for a script file extpconf.txt.
The option of not including numerals as characters in words has been replaced with an option to treat all words beginning with numerals as stopwords.
Scripts may now be run; commands available include 'includeextendedascii', 'includenumerals', 'maximumwordsinphrase', 'minimumoccurrences', 'expectationfile', 'extractfrom', 'saveas', 'showcomparisontoexpected', 'showfullphrases', 'showonewordonly', 'showmultiwordonly', 'showrelativefrequency', 'sortbyfrequency', and 'stoplist'.
The DOS programs FiltPhra and CompPhra are no longer distributed with ExtPhr32, since the file format is incompatible. FiltPhra was of little use in any case with files produced by recent versions of ExtPhr32. CompPhra has been replaced by a new "Compare" function in ExtPhr32.
New options allow the user to set the maximum number of words in a phrase to any value from 1 to 20 or to specify whether numerals or additional ISO-8859-1 ASCII letters are recognized as parts of words.
The application has been ported to Delphi Professional version 6. One adverse effect of this is that the executable file is now much larger.
A problem with long items being split during sort by frequency has been eliminated.
Extended ASCII letters with diacritics are now included as alphanumeric characters and are correctly converted to upper case. (Sorting is still in ASCII order.)
New display options have been introduced to show only single words or only multiword phrases, relative frequencies instead of raw counts, and, for single words, values derived by comparing observed frequencies with expected frequencies specified in another file.
Each frequency is now preceded by a tab rather than a space in order to make saved files more usable with other software.