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Multiple Templates for Armenian

The Armenian language has multiple DBT Templates:

Use Eastern Armenian for braille to be used in the nation of Armenia. Use Western Armenian for braille to be used outside of Armenia. The pronunciation of some consonants in Armenian has split between Armenia and the Armenian diaspora. It is quite understandable that there is also a split on the use of braille, since braille is based on pronunciation.

For the details about the DBT translator used by Armenian: click on one of the following: Eastern or Western.

Uncontracted Braille

Armenian is usually produced in uncontracted braille. This means that words in the text are produced in braille on a one-for-one basis. One braille character for each inkprint symbol. Some inkprint punctuation may require more than one braille character. Showing upper case, emphasis, or numbers will add braille characters to the character count.But there are no abbreviations or contractions. If you have questions about how braille is produced, please contact a member of the relevant braille authority.

Default Braille Mathematics Code

The default math braille code for this Template is Russian.

To use this translator for technical material, the math material needs to be enclosed in the DBT style, math. This markup is added automatically when importing LaTeX files and some other formats.

Non-Roman Script

Armenian is written in a script other than the Roman alphabet. This may result in problems when importing files into DBT.Your best option is to import files from Microsoft Word or Open Office that are written in a Unicode font.You can contact support at Duxbury Systems if you have a file which does not import properly into DBT. Please send the file which does not import (the original inkprint file), not a screen shot of DBT.

Please contact us if you have any concerns.