file2brl - Man Page

Translate an xml or a text file into an embosser-ready braille file


file2brl [OPTION] [inputFile] [outputFile]


Translate an xml, html or a text file into an embosser-ready braille file. This includes translation into grade two, if desired, mathematical codes, etc. It also includes formatting according to a built-in style sheet which can be modified by the user.

If inputFile is not specified or '-' input is taken from stdin. If outputFile is not specified the output is sent to stdout.

-h,  --help

display this help and exit

-v,  --version

display version information and exit

-f,  --config-file

name a configuration file that specifies how to do the translation

-b,  --backward

backward translation

-r,  --reformat

reformat a braille file

-T,  --text

Treat as text even if xml

-t,  --html

html document, not xhtml

-p,  --poorly-formatted

translate a poorly formatted file

-P,  --paragraph-line

treat each block of text ending in a newline as a paragraph. If there are two newline characters a blank line will be inserted before the next paragraph

-C,  --config-setting

specify particular configuration settings They override any settings that are specified in a config file

-w  --writeable-path

path for temp files and log file

-l,  --log-file

write errors to file2brl.log instead of stderr


Written by John J. Boyer.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <>.

See Also

The full documentation for file2brl is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and file2brl programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info liblouisutdml

should give you access to the complete manual.


February 2024 liblouisutdml 2.12.0