Braifo - A Braille Formatter
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 14:50:02 +0200 (CEST) From: Peter Nilsson <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: Braifo - a braille formatter
This is a short notice about a new project I started in April.
Braifo is a braille formatter, that will generate braille out of an SGML/XML document. Currently it supports DSSSL using (OPEN)Jade. I am planning to also support XSL in the future, when the XSL spec gets more ready.
Braifo uses standard flow objects, whose semantics are slightly modified to better support braille.
If anyone is interrested in this project (yes, I know that many of you don't read your books in braille:-), the URL is http://user.tninet.se/~kir426p/braifo/. Among other things at this site, there is a prorotype implementation, which doesn't do very much yet...
There is also a mailing list for discussions relating to Braifo (Linux and braille in general), called linux-braille. See the above URL for subscription information.
Please note that Braifo is free software (open source) and will always be. Also note that the goal is that the program is portable to other platforms than Linux, even if Linux is the development environment.
DSSSList info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/dsssl/dssslist
Prepared by Robin Cover for the The SGML/XML Web Page archive.