Re: Braille rendering of Unicode [OT 50%]

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Wed Aug 09 2000 - 14:37:56 EDT

Is not

or alternately

already covering this?

Note that the standard specifically does not try to give linguistic meaning
to braille, it is attempting to encode the current scheme of Braille. It
does not make sense to encode ever existing code point twice (which is what
I think you were implying in calling this topic fascinating? <g>).


Michael Kaplan
Trigeminal Software, Inc.

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> In the next few years, most or all electronic texts (including web pages
> e-mail) will be in Unicode. I was wandering: how about blind people? What
> will a braille display do when presented with multilingual text?
> Does anyone know of projects for defining a general "braille rendering" of
> arbitrary Unicode text?
> It must be a fascinating beast, if it exist. I imagine multiplying by 1000
> the complexity of displaying "visible" Unicode...
> _ Marco

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