[brailleblaster] Re: 8-dot Font

Hi Francois,

Thanks for this. Are there free true-type editors? Incidentally, I think  
ttf works on Linux and Mac as well.

How will a dot-pattern font read when viewed with a screenreader? 
Unicode Braille can be converted to the text version for a particular 
Braille code by using the dotsToChar method in the bindings and the 
table for that code.

John

On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 03:53:27PM -0400, Fran�ois Ouellette wrote:
> I could not find any 8-dot braille font in the open world so since
> time is money and since I already spent too much time researching that
> already I might just get a good true type font editor and build one
> for brailleblaster instead.
> 
> François.
> 
> On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM, François Ouellette <braille@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > John: the font files are indeed binary, they would need to be copied during
> > installation. I still haven't found a 8-dot Braille font. If anyone has any
> > source, please step in!
> >
> > Speaking of fonts, I haven't used a Linux system for a while, and don't have
> > access to a Mac. Can people who are knowledgeable on those platforms tell me
> > if there is a 'Courier' or 'Courier New' font available as a native font to
> > their respective windowing interface?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > François.
> >
> > On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 10:29 AM, John J. Boyer
> > <john.boyer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi Francois,
> >>
> >> This is a good idea. However, the fonts can't be in the repository,
> >> since they are binary. The folder can be set up with a README file that
> >> explains this. The fonts will be placed in this directory, just not
> >> added to the repository.
> >>
> >> We need an 8-dot Braille font that shows the dot patterns for the
> >> Unicode characters.
> >>
> >> John
> >>
> >> On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 09:49:21AM -0400, Fran�ois Ouellette wrote:
> >> > John: we will likely need a folder to put font files with the improved
> >> > GUI.
> >> > We need to use braille fonts without having them installed on the
> >> > system,
> >> > and we can also have additional ASCII fonts that would help readability
> >> > of
> >> > the Daisy window. Therefore I propose that we we can keep the ttf files
> >> > in
> >> > programData/fonts.
> >> > Thanks.
> >> >
> >> > François
> >> >
> >> > On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 2:35 PM, John J. Boyer
> >> > <john.boyer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > Hi Alex,
> >> > >
> >> > > That would be fine. Could you send the text files now and the actual
> >> > > installer when we are ready for release?
> >> > >
> >> > > Thanks,
> >> > > John
> >> > >
> >> > > On Mon, Jul 09, 2012 at 07:22:38AM -0700, Alex Jurgensen wrote:
> >> > > > Hi John,
> >> > > >
> >> > > > As for a Mac installer, I can send you both the binary installer and
> >> > > > the
> >> > > shell script + package maker files I used to generate it.
> >> > > >
> >> > > > Does this sound sufficient?
> >> > > >
> >> > > > Regards,
> >> > > > Alex,
> >> > > >
> >> > > >
> >> > > > Alex Jurgensen,
> >> > > > Community Coordinator,
> >> > > > The Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired,
> >> > > >
> >> > > > Explore Camp Bowen online at: http://www.campbowen.ca/
> >> > > >
> >> > > > Phone: 778-908-0521
> >> > > > E-mail: ASquared21@xxxxxxxxx
> >> > > >
> >> > > >
> >> > > >
> >> > > >
> >> > > > On 2012-07-09, at 4:52 AM, Lars Bjørndal wrote:
> >> > > >
> >> > > > > [John]
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > >> Before creating the new .iss files, we have to
> >> > > > >> solve the problem of accessing the items on the help menu. As far
> >> > > > >> as I
> >> > > > >> can see, neither spaces not quotation marks are allowed in the
> >> > > > >> file
> >> > > > >> paths. It may be necessary to install BrailleBlaster in a
> >> > > > >> directory
> >> > > > >> other than Program files.
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > No. All sophisticated Windows installers are capable of handling
> >> > > > > Windows file- and path names. To get this correct on different
> >> > > > > languages, you should use names like "%programfiles%",
> >> > > > > %programdata%
> >> > > > > etc.
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > > Lars
> >> > > > >
> >> > > >
> >> > >
> >> > > --
> >> > > John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
> >> > > Abilitiessoft, Inc.
> >> > > http://www.abilitiessoft.com
> >> > > Madison, Wisconsin USA
> >> > > Developing software for people with disabilities
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >>
> >> --
> >> John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
> >> Abilitiessoft, Inc.
> >> http://www.abilitiessoft.com
> >> Madison, Wisconsin USA
> >> Developing software for people with disabilities
> >>
> >>
> >

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John J. Boyer, Executive Director
GodTouches Digital Ministry, Inc.
http://www.godtouches.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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