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I don't know that I'd use the program, but I understand the usefulness of
combining volumes and removing a lot of extra blank lines.  Why does the
program convert uppercase to lowercase, though?  (I'd typically want to know
what's capitalized and what's not in a book or magazine.)


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I have developed a program which makes books from the BARD website of the
National Library Service braille display friendly. It does the following:

Combines all volumes into one file;
Converts upper-case  to lower-case;
Eliminates extra blanks at the ends of lines; Skips more than 1 blank line.

The conversion program is written in C, so it should work oo Windows. The
command line for it uses the Linux cat command. I don't know of anything
equivalent on Windows.

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John J. Boyer
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