CTAN update: latex2nemeth
We have added an extra encoding file (encodings/polytonic.json) that makes it possible to transcribe polytonic Greek to Braille.
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 Erik Braun
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latex2nemeth – Convert LaTeX 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 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 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.