[duxhelp] Re: Compinline codes

  • From: "Westmoreland, J. R." <jr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 16:42:35 -0600

Ok, how about this...

Is there a way to, or wouldn't it be nice..., have dbt go in to a mode
where you could say "produce 8-dot braille"?
This would be like CBC except it would produce characters just as they
are in 8-dot braille.

For us programmers that read a lot of technical books, and still like
our text in contracted braille, this could be the neatest thing since
sliced bread. What do you think?  Most new embossers can handle 8-dot
braille very well.

J. R.
 


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J. R. Westmoreland
PacifiCorp
I/T
Telecomm Data Communications 
Phone: (801) 220-4784

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Jack Maartman
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 4:36 PM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Compinline codes

Hi all:

Let's remember that braille, is dependent on a fixed system of 64
characters, including the zero, be it space or <cr/lf>.  With this set
of paltry symbols, it has managed to perform miracles.  with the advent
of computers, and the addition of two extra dots, this list of symbols
has proliferated to 256, and yet we pretend, that braille is still a six
dot system.  If I could wave a magic wand, waive the superimposed
constraints, then DBT would be  able to treat braille in the way that it
actually is now.
Joe could design custom tables incorporating all the new signs as
needed. I work a lot in a form of unicode called utf-8.  This system
actually encodes braille patterns, although every character, whether six
or eight dot consists of three eight dot signs, including the space.

Jack

----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa Hirshson" <lissa@xxxxxxx>
To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 1:38 PM
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Compinline codes


> Hi Warren,
>
> You are absolutely right--it's practically impossible to please
> everyone!! All of these different groups have very different needs,
and
> that is the challenge that poor Duxbury has. :) All of these different
> users demand, "I want my software to look and perform exactly the way
> _I_ want it, and if it doesn't then I'm not a satisfied customer."
Kudos
> to Peter and the other folks at Duxbury for doing the best job that
they
> possibly can.
>
> Lissa
> National Braille Press, Inc.
>
> WarrenDFig@xxxxxxx wrote:
>
> >In a message dated 7/21/2004 2:25:36 PM Central Standard Time,
> >jr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
> >That might cause me to be burned at the stake by the BANA people but,
on
> >the other hand, maybe not. <grin>
> >J. R.
> >I can't remember when BANA held its last execution. I don't think
there
are
> >plans for any in the future--we need to keep all the braille readers
we
can.
> >Sometimes it's BANA members that feel their heads are on the chopping
block.
> >It's hard to please braille readers, transcribers, proofreaders,
rehab
folks and
> >educators.
> >
> >Warren Figueiredo
> >APH rep to the BANA board
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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