getting started with Liblouis

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Wed Mar 16 17:37:27 UTC 2022

Hi Al,

It appears that liblouis xml ins maintained for Debian by Samuel Thibault so
Debian based distributions get it too.

I will build a Slint package for Slint using the same source files if you need that.

But please look first at this README:

and confirm or infirm that it is what you are looking for.

Didier Spaier
Slint maintainer.

Le 16/03/2022 à 18:03, Linux for blind general discussion a écrit :
> Thanks, Jeff.  I'm using Slint.  I didn't see either of the programs you
> mention.  Maybe there's something else.
> Best!
> Al
> On 3/16/22 03:30, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> On Tue, 15 Mar 2022, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>>> I'm trying to find out how to use Liblouis to translate documents from print
>>> to Braille.  Specifically, my wife would like me to find out how to translate
>>> Russian documents into Braille ones.  At the moment, though, I haven't yet
>>> learned a command to run for translating anything:  the Liblouis
>>> documentation looks to have a lot of useful material, but I could find
>>> nothing about running a command, with whatever arguments and options I might
>>> need, to create a Braille output file from a print input file.
>> In Debian, I see liblouis-bin and liblouisxml-bin packages which can probably
>> help you.  Other distributions probably have something similar.
>>> I read about a command called file2brl, apparently part of a program called
>>> Liblouisutdml, but that program's not on my system even though Liblouis
>>> itself is.
>> Apparently, UTDML is unified tactile document markup language, whcih is
>> presumably used for maps, diagrams, etc.  This is probably not what you need.
>> HTH,
>> Geoff.
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