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CTAN up­date: la­tex2nemeth

Date: Novem­ber 29, 2017 12:59:33 PM CET
An­to­nis Tsolomi­tis sub­mit­ted an up­date to the la­tex2nemeth pack­age. Ver­sion num­ber: 1.0.1 Li­cense type: gpl3 Sum­mary de­scrip­tion: Con­vert LaTeX source to Braille with math in Nemeth An­nounce­ment text:
We have added an ex­tra en­cod­ing file (en­cod­ings/poly­tonic.json) that makes it pos­si­ble to tran­scribe poly­tonic Greek to Braille.
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 Erik Braun
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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.

Main­tainerAn­dreas Pa­pasa­louros
An­to­nis Tsolomi­tis



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