Louis - New Macintosh Braille Translator
Greg Kearney has released Louis - The Macintosh Braille Translator version 1.0. Full release announcement follows.
Louis is a full featured braille translator for the Apple Macintosh. Designed around liblouis and liblouisxml Louis is designed to produce braille in a wide range of formats and languages.
* Full Mac GUI with VoiceOver.
* Full online and local documentation.
* Translation of MS Word, text, XML, HTML DocBook, DAISY/NIMAS, NewsML.
* Ability to learn new XML based formats.
* Support for a wide range of languages.
* Support for MathML to nemeth translation.
* Back translation.
* Creating and saving custom configuration files.
* Including custom files.
* Integration with TextEdit, including a TextEdit menu script.
* Braille contextual menu for translating English text to U.S. Grade two braille in Cocoa applications.
* Braille widget for quick translations and sign making.
* Braille and BrailleShadow True Type fonts in the public domain.
* Ability to run translations from he command line.
Louis and it's support programs are free, open source under the GNU license. The source code for Louis can also be downloaded from the Louis web site.
- Ricky Buchanan