[sword-devel] One of those weird ideas....

peter refdoc at gmx.net
Tue Sep 18 13:42:16 MST 2007

jonathon wrote:
> Peter wrote:
>> Braille is good - but it relies on presence of a braille terminal - I
> Braille printer, not a Braille terminal.

Is this really a function of te programme and not one of the printer driver?

>> understand they are very expensive and not overly comfortable - so many
>> people rely on screen readers
> There are two major reasons why Braille Displays are not in common use:
> * A very low percentage of people who are blind can read Braille;
> * Braille monitors are very expensive.  (Budget US$5K for the cheap models

The prices I found were similar.

> They are comfortable to use.  (Speaking both from personal experience,
> and talking to people who are blind.)

Good to know.

>> - which in turn will make it hard for us to find anyone actually testing the programmes.
> If a program works with a regular display monitor, it will work with a
> Braille display unit.

Good to know.

>> is the most suitable way forward and will come back.
> I think DM Smith was asking for something that would convert the text
> to Braille, so it could be printed out.   If that isn't what was being
> requested, then a clarification is needed.

Again, I would think that this is the function of the printer driver -
you simply print out your passages and that should be it.

> Along those lines, a tool to transliterate Greek, Hebrew, etc in the
> Latin writing system might be a useful addition.

This tool exists. I am just now searching for it. I had saw in Ubuntu
repositories. There is also toCyrillic a frirefox addon which does the
same job.

> xan
> jonathon
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