How to make brltty read Chinese uner gnome-terminal?

coscell at coscell at
Sat Dec 9 04:55:53 UTC 2006

The svn version or brltty couldn't work with orca.
Then according your description, I just got "screen not in text mode" 
while startx.

On Sat, 9 Dec 2006, Samuel Thibault wrote:

> Hi,
> coscell at, le Sat 09 Dec 2006 09:21:54 +0800, a ?crit :
>> 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
> fine.
> 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.
> Samuel
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