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Libbraille 0.19.0 released
     posted by sable, Sat 04 Mar 2006 06:55:36 PM UTC - 0 replies

This version provides a new driver for Papenmeier USB Braille displays. The Alva and Baum drivers have been rewritten. Compatibility with Mac OS X has been improved a lot. It also features various bug fixes and minor improvements.

Libbraille Unicode support
     posted by sable, Sun 16 Jan 2005 10:56:59 AM UTC - 0 replies

Some work has started on support of Unicode and International Braille in Libbraille. Before to include that in the library, I am doing some tests with an online translator to check that everything  works: Many languages are already supported including Arabic, Japanese or Vietnamese Braille. You are invited to test it and suggest new Braille tables or report any problem.

Libbraille mailing list
     posted by sable, Mon 29 Nov 2004 08:22:41 PM UTC - 0 replies

People who would like to know more about Libbraille or to dicuss its evolution are invited to join the mailing-list at

Libbraille 0.18.0 released
     posted by sable, Mon 29 Nov 2004 04:07:28 PM UTC - 0 replies

This version provides some RPM packages and a new Debian package including the virtual Gtk+ display. The windows installer now contains a precompiled Python module. Libbraille can be compiled with Mingw32. The HandyTech driver has been updated with autodetection. There are also many small bugs corrections.

Libbraille 0.17.0 released
     posted by sable, Mon 29 Nov 2004 04:06:38 PM UTC - 0 replies

This version adds support for the Technibraille braille display. It is now possible to set the level of verbosity of the library in debug mode and to provide different paths for additionnal drivers and tables. An SDK has been added to the windows installer. Many bugs have also been corrected including a refresh problem in the Gtk+ virtual display and a timeout problem in serial drivers.

Libbraille driver for Brltty
     posted by sable, Fri 05 Nov 2004 11:18:10 AM UTC - 0 replies

A Libbraille driver for Brltty has been developed. It means that it is now possible to use additional displays supported by Libbraille with this famous screen reader for the unix console, like the hermes or the technibraille displays.

Libbraille 0.16.0 released
     posted by sable, Thu 14 Oct 2004 11:22:31 PM UTC - 0 replies

This version provides a windows installer using NSIS for easier distribution. Configuration in windows is now done through the registry. Finally the Tieman Voyager USB displays are now supported.
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