Biblical Original Language Studies Flag of Biblical

This DBT Template is designed to produce material written in the Biblical languages for biblical scholars or students in seminaries.

This is a basic DBT template. Click here for more information about Basic Templates.

You can make this template your default selection.

This template and its accompanying translation table handle the following languages:

Click here for more details about making practical use of this multi-language braille translator.

Uncontracted Braille

The Biblical original languages are usually produced in uncontracted braille. This means that words in the text are produced in braille on a one-for-one basis, i.e. one braille character for each inkprint character. Beyond that, representing some inkprint punctuation requires more than one braille character. The braille translation adds further characters to indicate upper case, emphasis, and numbers. However, the braille has no abbreviations or contractions.

If you have questions about how braille is produced, please contact a member of your local braille authority.

Non-Roman Script

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.

Sample Microsoft Word file

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