Russian - Basic Flag of Russia

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

DBT, and this template, now support the Russian braille code for mathematics. The math material needs to be enclosed in the DBT math style. This happens automatically with the import of LaTeX files and some other formats.

You can make this template your default selection.

Click here for more help on the DBT translator used by Russian - Basic.

Uncontracted Braille

This language is usually produced in uncontracted braille, which means that words in the text are rendered in braille on a one-for-one basis: one braille character for each inkprint letter. Some inkprint punctuation may require more than one braille character. Indicating upper case, emphasis, or numbers also adds braille characters to the character count. However, the braille contains no abbreviations or contractions.

If you have questions about producing correct braille, please contact a member of the appropriate braille authority.

Indicating Capitalization

This DBT template defaults to showing the braille capital letter signs, so that a braille reader can tell the difference between upper and lowercase letters.

Non-Roman Script

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.

Russian Braille Formatting Rules

Russian braille authorities released new rules in 2015. DBT has been updated to reflect changes in braille translation due to these rule changes.

The new rules for braille formatting are much more difficult than before. These rules imply deeply human decisions about the intention of the author and other semantic aspects of the material that are not easily computerized. Duxbury Systems will continue to work to make the production of braille easier for those who wish to follow the most exacting formatting rules.

Sample Microsoft Word File

Click here for a sample Word file in the Russian language.

Click here for instructions and the complete list of language sample files in Word format.

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