[duxhelp] Re: Compinline codes

  • From: Dave Durber <dadurber@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 07:55:32 -0400

In fact, this is what I did for a number of my customers when I had 3
embossers from Enabling Technologies..

It was just a question of going into 1 of the menus and changing the
setting that referred to 6/8 dot braille.  Obviously, changing the
setting to 8 dot braille.  I then used this menu for files that needed
to be embossed in 8 dot braille.

In DBT's editor, I entered the Escape codes into the file that
instructed the embosser when to switch to 8 dot braille and back to 6
dot braille at the appropriate places.

I then reformatted the files in DBT to produce 22 lines of braille on
sheets that were 11 inches deep.  This is the maximum number of lines
per page you will get when embossing 8 dot braille on paper that
length.

I have not tried producing 8 dot braille with the Index Basic-d as
yet, although, I do not doubt that it would not be to difficult to do
so, if I should have the need.

Oh by the way, just in case you though I forgot to do so, I did go
back into the embosser's menus and changed back to a menu that
produced 6 dot braille.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

On Wed, 21 Jul 2004 16:42:35 -0600, you wrote:

>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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>-----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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