How to make brltty read Chinese uner gnome-terminal?

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at
Sat Dec 9 03:22:07 UTC 2006


coscell at, le Sat 09 Dec 2006 09:21:54 +0800, a écrit :
> Yes. I'm using orca.

Then you're not using brltty's AtSpi screen driver, but orca's AtSpi
screen driver, connected to brltty via BrlAPI.

Orca used to be limited to correctly send ascii letters only.  With the
current svn version of brltty and the current version of orca (and thus
the next release of each of them), all unicode letters should now work

IIRC however, for chinese braille brltty uses a contraction table. The
problem is that BrlAPI does not (yet) use the contraction table for
the braille output.  Another solution is then to run a second brltty
_before_ orca is run:

brltty -b ba -x as -s no -c big5

This second brltty will read gnome terminals and text fields via its own
AtSpi screen driver, just the same way as it does on the linux console,
and output braille via BrlAPI. For other widgets, brltty will shut up
and let orca output them.

However, for this to work, you need the very latest svn version of
brltty, as I've just fixed unicode characters handling in the AtSpi
screen driver.


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