- Authors: André-Abush CLAUSE and contributors
- License: GNU General Public License, version 2
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BrailleExtender is an NVDA add-on that provides various features at braille level. Currently, the following features are implemented:
- reload two favorite braille display with shortcuts;
- automatic review cursor tethering in terminal role like in PuTTY, Powershell, bash, cmd;
- auto scroll;
- switch between several input/output braille tables;
- mark the text with special attributes through dot 7, dot 8 or both;
- use two output braille tables simultaneously;
- display tab signs as spaces;
- reverse forward scroll and back scroll buttons;
- say the current line during text scrolling either in review mode, or in focus mode or both;
- translate text easily in Unicode braille and vice versa. E.g.: z <--> ⠵;
- convert cell description to Unicode braille and vice versa. E.g.: 123 <--> ⠇;
- lock braille keyboard.
- launch an application/URL with gesture;
- braille dictionaries;
- and much more!
For some braille displays, it extends the braille display commands to provide:
- offer complete gesture maps including function keys, multimedia keys, quick navigation, etc.;
- emulate modifier keys, and thus any keyboard shortcut;
- offer several keyboard configurations concerning the possibility to input dots 7 and 8, enter and backspace;
- actions and quick navigation through a rotor.
Once the add-on is installed, read the documentation and go through the settings using the BrailleExtender submenu (located in preferences menu) or under NVDA Menu -> Preferences -> Settings -> Braille Extender. The documentation is mainly generated automatically because it depends on the braille display in use.