Re: Reading .brf books

Christo Vorster

I must clarify this matter.


My previous reply was focussed on reading .brf files with a screen reader.


If one uses a braille display .brf files should be displayed as normal braille, i.e. grade 1 or grade 2 (gr 1 being uncontracted and gr2 contracted braille).




Christo Vorster (Worcester, South Africa)


From: [] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Wednesday, 16 November 2016 12:14 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Reading .brf books


I don't know what is different about grade 2 Braille files.  I thought they were text files because my recollection from using the Braille 'n Speak is that when typing with the translator on, they are just text files.  Evidently, there are some sort of differences I don't know about.



----- Original Message -----

From: Dan Beaver

Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 3:10 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Reading .brf books


They are not just text files if they are in grade 2 or some other contractional format.  They do not present well in notepad if this is the case.


Dan Beaver


On 11/15/2016 3:37 PM, Gene wrote:

I would think that if you change the extension to txt, they will open in Notepad and you should be able to read them untranslated.  Braille files are just text files.



----- Original Message -----

From: Mallard

Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 2:31 PM

Subject: [nvda] Reading .brf books


Hello all,

I have a number of .brf files, not from Bookshare, which I normally read
on a usb pendrive with my Touchme5 braille display.

I'f like to read them on the pc as well, but I have no idea whether
there are any programmes that would open those files, without converting
the mto txt with Wintrans, for example.

Does such software exist?
Thanks, ciao,


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