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LOU_TRANSLATE(1) User Commands LOU_TRANSLATE(1)

NAME

lou_translate - A Braille translator for large scale testing of liblouis Braille translation tables

SYNOPSIS

lou_translate [OPTIONS] TABLE[,TABLE,...]

DESCRIPTION

Translate whatever is on standard input and print it on standard output. It is intended for large-scale testing of the accuracy of Braille translation and back-translation.

OPTIONS

-h, --help
display this help and exit
-v, --version
display version information and exit
-f, --forward
forward translation using the given table
-b, --backward
backward translation using the given table If neither -f nor -b are specified forward translation is assumed

EXAMPLES

lou_translate --forward en-us-g2.ctb < input.txt
Do a forward translation with table en-us-g2.ctb. The resulting braille is ASCII encoded.
lou_translate unicode.dis,en-us-g2.ctb < input.txt
Do a forward translation with table en-us-g2.ctb. The resulting braille is encoded as Unicode dot patterns.
echo ",! qk br{n fox" | lou_translate --backward en-us-g2.ctb
Do a backward translation with table en-us-g2.ctb.

AUTHOR

Written by John J. Boyer.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to liblouis-liblouisxml@freelists.org.
Liblouis home page: <http://www.liblouis.org>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2019 ViewPlus Technologies, Inc. and JJB Software, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for lou_translate is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and lou_translate programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info liblouis

should give you access to the complete manual.

November 2020 Liblouis 3.16.0