CUPS and Braille Translation

John J. Boyer director at
Thu Nov 3 11:05:51 UTC 2005

xml2brl is designed to oprate as a CUPS filter. It accepts an xml or 
text file on stdin, translates it to Grade 2 braille (or whatever other 
braille format you want) and outputs the translation in stdout. To 
download it, go to

On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 09:30:46AM +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> rmshah at, le Sun 30 Oct 2005 14:50:00 -0500, a ?crit :
> > Does anyone know enough about CUPS to answer this question, or to briefly explain why it is a ridiculous question?  Would it be possible to perform Braille translation and emboss on the  fly using CUPS?  
> Provided that the document is in text format, I guess a braille filter
> could be used as usual cups filter.
> Event if it is not in text format, it could automatically try to run
> pdf2txt, ps2txt, antiword, w3m -dump, etc.
> Regards,
> Samuel
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