liblouis braille translator and back-translator now available

Lee Maschmeyer lee_maschmeyer at
Wed Sep 14 18:28:36 UTC 2005

Hi John,

The usage message for the `translate' program is (from what I remember):

translate -f|-b table

It says nothing about the file to translate. Do I assume it is in the 
standard input, or is "table" the file to translate?

BTW, looking up the documentation for the translate program in that 
internals-oriented documentation is like looking for a needle in a haystack, 
especially since it doesn't come at the beginning. Maybe the html would have 
been better. Still, the name liblouis suggests this is very much 
programmer-oriented. I'd hate to see my grandmother trying to plough through 
all that stuff about headers and routines and whatnot.

This is with liblouis-0.6.

Lee Maschmeyer
<lee_maschmeyer at>

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