This DBT template is designed to produce material written in the Arabic language according to the rules and conventions used before 2002. According to the 2013 edition of the UNESCO document Word Braille Usage, the pre-2002 system is preferred for Arabic in Bahrain, Iran, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
This is a basic DBT template. Click here for more information about Basic Templates.
The default math braille code for this template is Arabic Math.
To use this translator for math and technical material, each passage needs to be enclosed in the DBT math style. This markup is added automatically when importing LaTeX files and some other formats.
You can make this template your default selection.
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 (contractions) in the text. If you have questions about producing correct braille, please contact a member of your local braille authority.
Producing this language in uncontracted braille is also quite easy in DBT. Before translation into braille, place the cursor at the top of the document and use the Grade 1 command (Alt+1). When the document is translated, the braille will be uncontracted.
This language is written in a script other than the Roman alphabet, which can occasionally cause problems when importing files to DBT. The best result is usually achieved by importing files from Microsoft Word or Open Office that are written in Unicode fonts. You can contact Duxbury Systems if you have file that does not import properly into DBT. Please send the original inkprint file with your request, not a screen shot of the DBT screen.
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 read from right-to-left for editing purposes. You can open (import) a file, and you can translate into braille. However, you cannot edit the inkprint within DBT. We regret this and hope to correct this issue in a later release of DBT.
Sample Microsoft Word File
Click here for instructions and the complete list of language sample files in Word format.
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