Debian Accessibility Project
Summary
Braille
Debian Accessibility braille transcription software

This metapackage will install packages which provide braille transcription tools

Description

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Debian Accessibility Braille packages

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Cups-filters
OpenPrinting CUPS Filters - Main Package
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This package provides additional CUPS filters which are not provided by the CUPS project itself. This includes filters for a PDF based printing workflow.

This package contains the filters for printing with drivers/PPDs and for converting non-PDF input files to PDF.

Dots
Braille typesetting program for GNOME
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Dots is a user interface for liblouisxml, a braille translation engine that can translate XML and MS Word documents into transcribed braille.

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Liblouisutdml-bin
Braille UTDML translation utilities
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liblouisutdml is an extension of liblouisxml, the translator from xml format into transcribed braille, that includes support for Unified Tactile Document Markup Language (UTDML).

This consists essentially of subtrees containing all the braille translations and formatting, plus some tags.

This package contains utdml2brl which translates an utdml or text file into an embosser-ready braille file.

Liblouisxml-bin
Braille XML translation utilities
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Liblouisxml translates files in the computer lingua franca xml format into properly transcribed braille. This includes translation into grade two, if desired, mathematical codes, etc. It also includes formatting according to a built-in style sheet which can be modified by the user.

This package contains xml2brl which translates an xml or text file into an embosser-ready braille file, and msword2brl which translates an ms-word file into an embosser-ready braille file.

In combination with ooo2dbk, it can also translate OpenOffice.org 1 documents.

Natbraille
French braille typesetting program
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Nat is a braille translation engine that can translate into transcribed French braille:

  • Text documents
  • OpenOffice 1 and 2 documents, including equations.
  • Microsoft Word documents saved as text, whose equations have been converted to mathml with MathType
  • Simple HTML documents which respect norms.
Tuxtype
Educational Typing Tutor Game Starring Tux
Maintainer: Holger Levsen
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TuxTyping is an educational typing tutorial game starring Tux, the Linux Penguin. The player guides Tux to eat fish which are falling from the top of the screen. Each fish has a letter written on it. When the player presses the corresponding key, Tux will position himself to eat the fish. The game is intended for children learning to type, though it does have higher difficulty levels which even experienced typists may find challenging.

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Official Debian packages with lower relevance

Liblouis-bin
Braille translation library - utilities
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Liblouis is a braille translator and back-translator. It features support for computer and literary braille, supports contracted and uncontracted translation for many languages and has support for hyphenation. Liblouis also supports math braille (Nemeth and Marburg). New languages can easily be added through tables that support a rule- or dictionary based approach. Included are also tools for testing and debugging tables.

This package contains a few tools to test tables and translate text.

Printer-driver-indexbraille
CUPS printing to Index Braille printers
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This package contains the necessary filters and PPDs for installing and printing to Index Braille printers.

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