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Braille Math Made Easy with the Tiger Formatter

  • John A. Gardner
  • Leon Ungier
  • John J. Boyer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)

Abstract

The Tiger® Braille Formatter is a Windows® software application used to transform MS Office documents into a form suitable for embossing on ViewPlus® Tiger® technology embossers. Tiger® embossers have 20 dot per inch resolution and can emboss Braille and tactile graphics with variable height dots. The Formatter’s primary purpose is to replace text with Braille and reformat the document to accommodate the considerably larger font size needed for Braille than normal text. A new release of the Formatter will include ability to transform math within MS Word documents to virtually any standard Braille code, to DotsPlus® Braille, or to custom Braille codes developed by individual users. The new open source Liblouis open source translator is used for both literary and math Braille translation.

Keywords

Braille Reader Scientific Notebook Regular Text Sighted People Standard Math 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • John A. Gardner
    • 1
  • Leon Ungier
    • 1
  • John J. Boyer
    • 2
  1. 1.ViewPlus Technologies, Inc.CorvallisUSA
  2. 2.JJB Software, IncMadisonUSA

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