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Date: Oc­to­ber 19, 2016 7:08:01 PM CEST
An­to­nis Tsolomi­tis and An­dreas Pa­pasa­louros sub­mit­ted the la­tex2nemeth pack­age. Ver­sion: 1.0 Li­cense: gpl3 Sum­mary de­scrip­tion: Con­vert LaTeX source to Braille with math in Nemeth An­nounce­ment text:
After many failed at­tempts to tran­scribe real math notes and books to Braille/Nemeth in or­der to deal with a real sit­u­a­tion (blind stu­dent in Math Dept.) we de­cided to de­velop a new pro­gram that fol­lows a di­rect, from LaTeX to Braille/Nemeth, ap­proach. Other at­tempts (such as tex4ht) failed be­cause they all needed an ex­tra step to go from xml to Braille and this step (say, with li­blouis) pro­duced in­com­pre­hen­si­ble out­put (li­blouis fo­cuses in Of­fice apps). Our main tar­get was the Greek lan­guage which is only Braille level 1, but English at level 1 is also sup­ported. Sim­ple pic­tures in pstricks are also sup­ported in or­der to pro­duce tac­tile graph­ics with spe­cial­ized equip­ment. The README file con­tains doc­u­men­ta­tion and links to the project pages. Li­cense is GPL3 or newer. At the mo­ment this is the only project we are aware of that has pub­lished real Math Univer­sity Notes and Books in Braille. Check http://myria.math.aegean.gr/labs/dt/braille/in­dex-en.html Em­boss­ing needs Li­breOf­fice and odt2braille so that we do not need to deal with em­bossers' drivers.
The pack­age's Cat­a­logue en­try can be viewed at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/la­tex2nemeth The pack­age's files them­selves can be in­spected at http://mir­ror.ctan.org/sup­port/la­tex2nemeth/
Thanks for the up­load. For the CTAN Team Pe­tra Rübe-Pugliese
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la­tex2nemeth – Con­vert source to Braille with math in Nemeth

After many failed at­tempts to tran­scribe real math notes and books to Braille/Nemeth in or­der to deal with a real sit­u­a­tion (blind stu­dent in Math Dept.), we de­cided to de­velop a new pro­gram that fol­lows a di­rect, from to Braille/Nemeth, ap­proach. Other at­tempts (such as tex4ht) failed be­cause they all needed an ex­tra step to go from xml to Braille, and this step (say, with li­blouis) pro­duced in­com­pre­hen­si­ble out­put (li­blouis fo­cuses in Of­fice apps).

Our main tar­get was the Greek lan­guage which is only Braille level 1, but English at level 1 is sup­ported as well. Sim­ple pic­tures in PSTricks are also sup­ported in or­der to pro­duce tac­tile graph­ics with spe­cial­ized equip­ment.

Note that em­boss­ing will need Li­breOf­fice and odt2braille as this project does not deal with em­bossers’ drivers.

Pack­agela­tex2nemeth
Ver­sion1.0.1
Main­tainer An­dreas Pa­pasa­louros
An­to­nis Tsolomi­tis

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