file2brl - Man Page

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


file2brl [OPTION] [inputFile] [outputFile]


Translate an xml 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.


January 2020 file2brl (liblouisutdml) 2.8.0