lou_translate man page

lou_translate — A Braille translator for large scale testing of liblouis Braille translation tables

Synopsis

lou_translate [Options] TABLE[,TABLE,...]

Description

Translate whatever is on standard input and print it on standard output. It is intended for large-scale testing of the accuracy of Braille translation and back-translation.

Options

-h, --help

display this help and exit

-v, --version

display version information and exit

-f, --forward

forward translation using the given table

-b, --backward

backward translation using the given table If neither -f nor -b are specified forward translation is assumed

Examples

lou_translate --forward en-us-g2.ctb < input.txt

Do a forward translation with table en-us-g2.ctb. The resulting braille is ASCII encoded.

lou_translate unicode.dis,en-us-g2.ctb < input.txt

Do a forward translation with table en-us-g2.ctb. The resulting braille is encoded as Unicode dot patterns.

echo ",! qk br{n fox" | lou_translate --backward en-us-g2.ctb

Do a backward translation with table en-us-g2.ctb.

Author

Written by John J. Boyer.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to liblouis-liblouisxml@freelists.org.
Liblouis home page: <http://www.liblouis.org>

See Also

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

info liblouis

should give you access to the complete manual.

Info

July 2018 lou_translate (Liblouis) 3.6.0 User Commands