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New on CTAN: latex2nemeth

Date: October 19, 2016 7:08:01 PM CEST
Antonis Tsolomitis and Andreas Papasalouros submitted the latex2nemeth package. Version: 1.0 License: gpl3 Summary description: Convert LaTeX source to Braille with math in Nemeth Announcement text:
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 LaTeX 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 also supported. Simple pictures in pstricks are also supported in order to produce tactile graphics with specialized equipment. The README file contains documentation and links to the project pages. License is GPL3 or newer. At the moment this is the only project we are aware of that has published real Math University Notes and Books in Braille. Check http://myria.math.aegean.gr/labs/dt/braille/index-en.html Embossing needs LibreOffice and odt2braille so that we do not need to deal with embossers' drivers.
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 Petra Rübe-Pugliese
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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.

Packagelatex2nemeth
Version1.0.1
MaintainerAndreas Papasalouros
Antonis Tsolomitis

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