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file2brl: Translate an xml or a text file into an embosser-ready braille file


file2brl - Translate an xml or a text file into an embosser-ready braille file


file2brl [,OPTION/] [,inputFile/] [,outputFile/]


Translate an xml, html or a text file into an embosser-ready braille file. 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.

If inputFile is not specified or '-' input is taken from stdin. If outputFile is not specified the output is sent to stdout.

-h, --help
display this help and exit
-v, --version
display version information and exit
-f, --config-file
name a configuration file that specifies how to do the translation
-b, --backward
backward translation
-r, --reformat
reformat a braille file
-T, --text
Treat as text even if xml
-t, --html
html document, not xhtml
-p, --poorly-formatted
translate a poorly formatted file
-P, --paragraph-line
treat each block of text ending in a newline as a paragraph. If there are two newline characters a blank line will be inserted before the next paragraph
-C, --config-setting
specify particular configuration settings They override any settings that are specified in a config file
-w --writeable-path
path for temp files and log file
-l, --log-file
write errors to file2brl.log instead of stderr


Written by John J. Boyer.


Report bugs to <liblouis-liblouisxml [at]>.


Copyright © 2013 ViewPlus Technologies, Inc. and JJB Software, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


The full documentation for file2brl is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and file2brl programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info liblouisutdml

should give you access to the complete manual.