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New braille table for Finnish #5074

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nvaccessAuto opened this Issue May 2, 2015 · 7 comments

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nvaccessAuto commented May 2, 2015

Reported by jkinnunen on 2015-05-02 16:27
In liblouis, there is now an official 6 dot braille table for Finnish. Its file name is fi.utb. The current 8 dot braille table should be preserved as an option.
Blocked by #5137

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nvaccessAuto commented May 8, 2015

Comment 1 by jteh on 2015-05-08 00:58
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Milestone changed from None to 2015.3

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nvaccessAuto commented Jun 26, 2015

Comment 3 by jteh on 2015-06-26 06:42
Is this 6 dot table a computer braille table or an uncontracted table? To put it another way, does it simply map single characters to single braille cells or is it more complicated than that? It looks like it's more complicated, so I'd say this probably isn't a computer braille table. If this is so, this also means it can't be used for braille input at this stage, only output.

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nvaccessAuto commented Jun 26, 2015

Comment 4 by jkinnunen (in reply to comment 3) on 2015-06-26 11:54
Replying to jteh:

Is this 6 dot table a computer braille table or an uncontracted table? To put it another way, does it simply map single characters to single braille cells or is it more complicated than that? It looks like it's more complicated, so I'd say this probably isn't a computer braille table. If this is so, this also means it can't be used for braille input at this stage, only output.

I think it's not a computer braille table.

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nvaccessAuto commented Jun 26, 2015

Comment 5 by jteh on 2015-06-26 11:57
So does the braille code have a name? Can we call it Finnish grade 1, Finnish uncontracted, etc.? Or is there only one official Finnish braille code?

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nvaccessAuto commented Jun 26, 2015

Comment 6 by jkinnunen (in reply to comment 5) on 2015-06-26 12:32
Replying to jteh:

So does the braille code have a name? Can we call it Finnish grade 1, Finnish uncontracted, etc.? Or is there only one official Finnish braille code?

As far as I know, this is the only official braille code used in Finland, but most of the braille users including me prefer the unofficial 8dots one.

I'm not quite sure what to call this table. Maybe "Finnish official 6 dots braille code"?

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nvaccessAuto commented Jun 29, 2015

Comment 7 by James Teh <jamie@... on 2015-06-29 02:06
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Merge branch 't5137' into next

Incubates #5137, #5074.

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Added labels: incubating

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nvaccessAuto commented Jul 14, 2015

Comment 8 by James Teh <jamie@... on 2015-07-14 06:01
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Update liblouis to 2.6.3 and add new braille tables.

Fixes #5137, #5074, #5097.

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Removed labels: incubating
State: closed

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