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file2brl - manual page for file2brl (liblouisutdml) 2.6.0

FILE2BRL(1) User Commands FILE2BRL(1)


file2brl - manual page for file2brl (liblouisutdml) 2.6.0


file2brl [ OPTION] [inputFile] [outputFile]


Translate an xml or a text file into an embosser-ready braille file. This includes translation into grade two, if desired, mathematical codes, etc. It also includes formatting according to a built-in style sheet which can be modified by the user.
If inputFile is not specified or '-' input is taken from stdin. If outputFile is not specified the output is sent to stdout.
-h, --help
display this help and exit
-v, --version
display version information and exit
-f, --config-file
name a configuration file that specifies how to do the translation
-b, --backward
backward translation
-r, --reformat
reformat a braille file
-T, --text
Treat as text even if xml
-t, --html
html document, not xhtml
-p, --poorly-formatted
translate a poorly formatted file
-P, --paragraph-line
treat each block of text ending in a newline as a paragraph. If there are two newline characters a blank line will be inserted before the next paragraph
-C, --config-setting
specify particular configuration settings They override any settings that are specified in a config file
-w --writeable-path
path for temp files and log file
-l, --log-file
write errors to file2brl.log instead of stderr


Written by John J. Boyer.


Report bugs to <>. Copyright © 2013 ViewPlus Technologies, Inc. and JJB Software, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


The full documentation for file2brl is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and file2brl programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info liblouisutdml
should give you access to the complete manual.
September 2017 file2brl (liblouisutdml) 2.6.0