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This DBT template is designed to produce material written in the French language.

You can make this template your default selection.

Click here for more help on the DBT translator used by Francais 2006 - abrege.

Multiple Templates for French

The French language has multiple DBT templates.

Here is the list:

The word abrege means contracted (abbreviated). The word integral means uncontracted. The phrase de base means "basic". In this context, it means that emphasis in braille is not shown. The most common French template is Francais 2006 - abrege.

A manual for using DBT has been written in French. This PDF file is available on the root directory of the DBT CD-ROM or from Duxbury Systems.

Default Braille Mathematics Code

The default math braille code for this Template is French.

Contracted Braille

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.

Sample Microsoft Word file

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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