Re: Seeking someone to compile 32-bit version of NFBTrans

yeah. I have it here in the open Watcom library, I'd asume it's, somewhere, in the ms runtime as well? Which leaves me wondering why the nfb trans people went out to assembly for a sound routine?

#include i86.h>
void sound(int freq);

Arthur.

----- Original Message ----- From: "DaShiell, Jude T. CIV NAVAIR 1490, 1, 26" <jude.dashiell@xxxxxxxx>
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Subject: RE: Seeking someone to compile 32-bit version of NFBTrans


C has a sound() function to handle speaker sounds and that even works in
Power C, I think parameters for it are frequency and duration.

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Pirika
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2010 7:02
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Subject: Re: Seeking someone to compile 32-bit version of NFBTrans

I've also taken a look at this code, and while it does seem pretty
portable,
the only part that looked fishy at first was an asm file, but all it
does is
pc speaker sound output.
However, the code's a wash with #defines, #ifdef DOS's and unixes,
djgpp's,
etc. Also, for instance, it sets some hard limits on path lengths. 127
if
it's dos, and 1024 if it's unix. Btw, I'm looking into this with open
watcom, using it's win32 compilers.

Just some thoughts,
Arthur.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jamal Mazrui" <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
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Cc: "Joseph Lee" <joseph.lee22590@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2010 10:38 PM
Subject: Re: Seeking someone to compile 32-bit version of NFBTrans


Thanks.  Please share any notes from your efforts.  If you run into a
problem and report it here, someone else may be able to help.

Jamal


On 7/29/2010 10:32 AM, Joseph Lee wrote:
Hi,
I'll try it via VS2008 (I have 32-bit machine).
Cheers,
Joseph

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Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 4:33 AM
To: programmingblind
Subject: Seeking someone to compile 32-bit version of NFBTrans

NFBTrans is a free, open source braille translator available at

http://www.nfb.org/nfb/nfbtrans.asp

The last version released is a 16-bit process, so will not run on
64-bit
Windows.  I am looking for a C programmer who can compile a 32-bit
version using the included source code.  The distribution does
include
make files for Unix-like systems, so my hope is that the code is
written
in a portable enough manner that a skilled C programmer would be able
to
recompile it for platforms of today without much difficulty.

Can anyone do this via MinGW, or if not, with another C compiler?  I
would gladly post an updated distribution for anyone to use freely.

As an option in the Open Other Format command, Control+Shift+O,
EdSharp
uses the existing NFBTrans for back translation of .brf or .brl files
into plain text (e.g., books downloaded from BookShare or NLS).  This
does not work on Win64, however.

Jamal
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