[macvoiceover] Re: braille printing and braille tables

your old one should work fine.  You will need an adaptor though to convert 
serial to usb since the Mac has no serial ports.  The favored one is called 
keyspan.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "William Windels" <william.windels@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 1:35 PM
Subject: [macvoiceover] Re: braille printing and braille tables


Hello,
thanx for your answer,

I don't understand exactly what you mean with keyspan.
I am speaking about the hardware, I mean, which type of braile printer
should I buy tu use onder mac with Louis?

my old one is a index everest.

best regards,
William Windels

On Wed, Apr 02, 2008 at 09:55:54AM -0600, Greg Kearney wrote:
> I have quite a bit of background embossing braille on a Mac. I am the
> coauthor of Louis the free open-source braille translator for Mac.
> http://w3.wmcnet.org/braille/louis/
>
> You will want an embosser with a serial port as well as a USB to serial
> adapter, I suggest the Keyspan adapter. It may also be possible to use a
> Parallel to Bluetooth adapter but I have not personally tried it. At this
> point Louis does not support USB embossers.
>
> Louis will translate text, Word, xml, html and a wide range of
> documents. It supports many different braille codes in many languages.
> You can write you own translation tables for Louis if you wish.
>
>
> Greg Kearney
> 535 S. Jackson St.
> Casper, Wyoming 82601
> 307-224-4022
> gkearney@xxxxxxxxx
>
> On Apr 2, 2008, at 9:46 AM, William Windels wrote:
>> Hello again,
>>
>> Is here someone who hava experiences with printing in braile on a mac?
>> I don't know if it's possible but perhaps, it should be possible with
>> some types of braille printers.
>> I can have a new one so, if I take the right one, this will be nice.
>>
>> and also about braille tables:
>> I asked here before but is het somebody who knows about other
>> brailletables then the Us-table?
>> Normally I use the dutch one.
>> Is this kind of brailletable also available or can I adapt the us-
>> table?
>>
>> thanx in advance
>> best regards,
>> Willima Windels
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