ebook reading and linux?

John J. Boyer john.boyer at abilitiessoft.com
Sun Sep 25 07:05:05 UTC 2011

If you want to translate Bookshare xml files to Braille you might be 
interested in liblouisutdml project with it's file2brl command-line 
interrface. You can also use BrailleBlaster, which uses liblouisutdml as 
its braille transcription engine. For links to these projects go to 


On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 02:47:58PM +1000, Jan and Bertil Smark Nilsson wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 11:51:20AM -0400, Karen Lewellen wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > just wondering what if anything allows for reading ebooks, for
> > example those circulated via overdrive at public libraries in Linux?
> Have a look at http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/en/EPub
> I haven't tried any of them. I normally go for lit when I have a 
> choice. There is a program called clit which will convert .lit 
> files to html, and athen it's up to you.
> Bertil
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John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
Abilitiessoft, Inc.
Madison, Wisconsin USA
Developing software for people with disabilities

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