getting started with Liblouis
Linux for blind general discussion
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Wed Mar 16 19:40:44 UTC 2022
Hi, Didier. Thanks for that information. Yes, that seems to be what I
need, if possible along with antiword and a couple of items the README
mentions that I forget. If those other items are more than you want to
put in Slint, then I presume I'll get them by way of the other README
On 3/16/22 13:37, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> 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.
>> 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.
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