[brailleblaster] Displaying and editing documents

  • From: "John J. Boyer" <john.boyer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: brailleblaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 10:24:57 -0500

At present, when a file is loaded every text node in the document is 
simply displayed. This needs to be improved. Probably we should use an 
xsl stylesheet, but we still need examples of how the document should 
look. I.e., How should the display of a NIMAS document look?

In the case of displaying a document which has been translated with 
UTDML, the Braille is displayed on the right, and the print 
corresponding to the braille line is displayed on the left. No 
stylesheet is needed.

In both cases, we need to work out how the files are edited. The 
underlying xml document is handled by xom, a package for parsing, 
building and manipulating xml files. The intermediate level will be 
handled by overriding methods in the SWT StyledTextContent class. There 
is already a BrailleContent class and a DaisyContent class. They need to 
be fleshed out.

The "top" level is of course what the user enters on the screen. This 
will be handled by events and listeners in the content classes.


John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
Abilitiessoft, Inc.
Madison, Wisconsin USA
Developing software for people with disabilities

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