liblouis braille translator and back-translator now available

John J. Boyer director at
Thu Sep 15 15:54:00 UTC 2005


I agree that this thing needs work. But here are a couple of things to 
First, I'm not sure what you mean about front end and back-end 
documentation. The README file clearly tells you to read 
liblouis-guide.html .

Second, the tables are not the old BRLTTY tables. they have been much 


On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 08:22:59AM -0400, Lee Maschmeyer wrote:
> John,
> That was very nice, but imho if you want people to take this thing 
> seriously you'll have to get it organized. If you produce a text file with 
> the front end documentation in back it turns people off, and telling them 
> they should have used the HTML version instead does not suffice.. Producing 
> a quick ref guide which has the headers of the library file in it may be 
> quick ref for people dissatisfied with your front end but it's distressing 
> to those of us who want to find out quickly how to translate something.
> Since this is based on old brltty tables anyway (not those in subversion) 
> there's little reason to struggle with it. I'll wait to see how it develops.
> -- 
> Lee Maschmeyer
> <lee_maschmeyer at>
> "Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear
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