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System Name: libbraille
Name: Braille library
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Libbraille makes it possible to easily access Braille displays and terminals : you can write text on the braille display, directly draw braille dots, or get the value of pressed keys. It is compatible with a wide range of Braille displays and can autodetect some of them.

Registration Date: Tue 13 Nov 2001 11:41:40 AM UTC
License: GNU Lesser General Public License
Development Status: 4 - Beta


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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.

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