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braille

This plugin allows you to incorporate SimBraille or BRL formatted text from English text.

The Braille plugin provides a number of Braille-related services to WordPress websites and the Anthologize WordPress plugin.

Short code

A braille short code is available for translating English text into Braille. For example:

[braille]Text to be translated into Braille.[/braille]

Depending on how the plugin is configured, this will place either UTF-8 SimBraille in the page, or the ASCII sequences used when embossing on paper.

Page Part Translation

Primarily designed for testing, different parts of a site may automatically be translated into Braille.

Depending on how the plugin is configured, this will place either UTF-8 SimBraille in the page, or the ASCII sequences used when embossing on paper.

Integration with Anthologize

The Braille plugin provides a Braille output type for the Anthologize plugin. You may select BRL or SimBraille output. BRL is suitable for embossing. SimBraille produces an HTML file with UTF-8 encoded glyphs representing the embossed form of the characters suitable for display in a visual interface.

**N.B.: This plugin requires LibLouis installed on the same system as the WordPress site or access to a remote service providing LibLouis functionality. A free and public Amazon machine image is available with the necessary software installed and configured.

Configuration

The plugin uses LibLouis to translate English text into Braille. You either need LibLouis installed on the same machine as your WordPress installation or access to a remote LibLouis service such as the one provided by the example remote LibLouis service.

  1. Go to Plugins screen and find the Braille plugin in the list OR select the Braille Plugin from the list of available Settings (see the first screenshot).

  2. Click on the plugin to go to the configuration screen.

  3. Select "Local" or "Remote" LibLouis.

    1. If "Local" LibLouis, place the full path of the executable in the text box (e.g., /usr/local/bin).

    2. If "Remote" LibLouis, place the full URL of the JSON service in the appropriate text box (e.g., if using the example remote-liblouis service mentioned above, use the braille.json endpoint). [Information is available on using a free and public Amazon machine image to provide the remote LibLouis service.](https://github.com/umd-mith/braille/blob/master /USING-REMOTE-LIBLOUIS-AMI.md) See the second screenshot for where the remote service URL is configured.

  4. Select the appropriate options for which parts of the website should be translated to Braille. If you are using this plugin to provide Braille translation for Anthologize, you do not need to select anything here.

Requires: 3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.7.1
Last Updated: 2014-1-15
Downloads: 323

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