6-8 Dot Braille entry with any keyboard

Jason White jason at jasonjgw.net
Tue Aug 7 01:23:47 UTC 2012

John J. Boyer <blinux-list at redhat.com> wrote:
>We will need such a facility with BrailleBlaster. It will work on the 
>release codes of keys. The collection of dots will be considered 
>complete when the last key pressed simultaneously has been released. I 
>wish to do this in C as an addition to the liblouis suite. Does anything 
>like this exist? What C functions wilol detect the press and release 

If I remember correctly, BRLTTY accesses appropriate device files to read
keyboard input directly. This might be what you need to do.

The BRLTTY mailing list might be a better forum for this, as more of the
people with relevant expertise are likely to be there.

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