Liblouisutdml is an open-source library providing complete braille
transcription services for xml, html and text documents. It translates
into appropriate braille codes and formats according to its style
sheet and the specifications in the document. A command-line program,
file2brl which uses this library is also included. The latest version
of liblouis is required. Java bindings are built in to the library.
The library is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) version 3 or later. See the file COPYING.LIB.
The command line tools, are licensed under the GNU General Public License version 3.0 or later. See the file COPYING.
For documentation, see
These are in the docs directory. For an example of a configuration
preferences.cfg. For examples of
semantics-action files, see
nemeth.sem. These files
are in the
lbu_files subdirectory. For examples of translation
nemeth.ctb and whatever other files they may include. These are all
tables directory of liblouis.
First obtain the latest version of liblouis and compile it. Before compiling, you should chose between 16- and 32-bit Unicode, as described in the README file and the documentation. liblouisutdml inherits this choice from liblouis.
After unpacking the distribution tarball for liblouisutdml go to the
directory it creates. After running
install. You will need root privileges for the installation step.
This will produce the liblouisutdml library and the program
To compile the Java bindings go to the java subdirectory and run
Note that that the library and programs will not work properly unless you have first installed the latest version of liblouis.