This is a basic DBT Template. Click here for more information about Basic Templates.
This DBT Template is designed to produce material written in the Arabic language using the 2002 Arabic Braille System.
You can make this template your default selection.
Click here for more help on the DBT translator used by Arabic - basic.
From now on, use the new or modified DBT Template, and you will get the older braille translation system.
Default Braille Mathematics Code
The default math braille code for this Template is Arabic.
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.
The Arabic language has multiple DBT Templates.
Here is the list:
Unless otherwise specified, use the newer rules (the first choice). According to the 2013 edition of the UNESCO document Word Braille Usage, the pre-2002 is prefered for Arabic in Bahrain, Iran, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
This language is usually produced in contracted braille. This means that words are not produced in braille on a one-for-one basis: there are abbreviations or contractions in the text. If you have questions about producing correct braille, please contact a member of your local braille authority.
Sometimes, you may want to produce uncontracted braille. This is easy to do with DBT. Before translation into braille, go to the top of the document in DBT, and issue the Grade 1 command (Alt-1). When you translate into braille, the braille will be uncontracted.
DBT is starting to support the Arabic braille code for mathematics, approved in 2002. To use this translator, the math material needs to be using the DBT style math. This happens automatically with the import of LaTeX files and some other formats.
This language is written in a script other than the Roman alphabet. This may result in problems when importing files to 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.
Duxbury Systems strives to work with users to make sure that our software works with as many file formats as possible. Please contact us if you have any concerns.
This language is written in a script that goes from right-to-left.
Duxbury DBT does not yet properly handle scripts that are read from right-to-left for editing purposes. You can open (import) a file, and you can translate into braille. But you cannot edit the inkprint within DBT. We regret this and hope to correct this issue in a later release of DBT.
Click here for instructions and the complete list of language sample files in Word format.
Click here For a sample Word file in this language
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