Liblouis Braille Translator

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Vincenzo Rubano
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Named in honor of Louis Braille, Liblouis is an open-source library that provides support for braille translation and back-translation. It features support for computer and literary braille, supports contracted and uncontracted translation for many languages and has support for hyphenation.

Support for new languages can be easily added to Liblouis through tables that support a rule- or dictionary- based approach; tools to help you develop, test and debug Braille tables are also included.

Liblouis also supports math braille (Nemeth and Marburg), and provides features that make it suitable for usage by screen readers: this has lead to its usage by popular open source solutions such as NVDA and Orca. The library is also used in some popular commercial products.

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