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Braille System of Biblos

This manual describes in detail the Biblos Braille System, the environment for working with the braille functionalities of the software. It describes windows, structures, concepts and basic logic of the Biblos Braille environment.

For those who approach the Braille System and Biblos for the first time, the jargon used may not be entirely clear. However, the manual is constantly subject to changes and additions. Suggestions and advice on how to improve it are welcome.

This manual is written by Giuseppe Di Grande, who owns all the copyright and publication rights, in any form and by any means.

Table of Contents

  1. Braille embossing
    1. Unknown characters during Braille preparation
    2. Range of pages to print
    3. Manual sequence of pages
    4. Order of printing pages
    5. Braille print preview
      1. Scrolling to a braille document page
      2. Choose a Braille table
  2. Customizing Braille Tables
    1. Default Braille Tables
    2. Add Braille table
    3. Importing Braille Tables
    4. Export the braille tables
    5. The properties of a braille table
      1. The General tab of a Braille table
        1. Modifying a Braille Prefix
        2. Style prefixes
      2. The Codes tab of a Braille table
        1. Adding or modifying a Braille code
        2. Conditional language and programmable braille codes
          1. Logical operators
          2. Blocks, short circuit and index of interpretation
          3. Character instructions
          4. Word instructions
          5. Text instructions
          6. Font instructions
          7. Math instructions
          8. Syllable Instructions
          9. Flag instructions
          10. Index instructions
        3. Searching Braille Codes
        4. Unused Braille table codes
      3. The Advanced tab of a Braille table
  3. The environment of tactile graphics
    1. Open a Tactile Graph from the Archive
    2. Tactile graphics embossing
    3. The BTACTILE format (Biblos Tactile)
    4. Insert a tactile image
      1. Color reduction in shades of gray
      2. Color reduction to black and white
      3. Color Reduction with dithering
      4. Colour reduction with pencil drawing
      5. Color Reduction with Pen Drawing
      6. Color Reduction with border Detection
    5. Insert a dot
    6. Insert a line
    7. Insert a polyline
    8. Insert a square
    9. Insert a rectangle
    10. Insert a triangle
    11. Insert a polygon
    12. Insert a regular polygon
    13. Insert a circle
    14. Insert an ellipse
    15. Insert an arc
    16. Insert a chord
    17. Insert a fill
    18. Insert the brush type
    19. Insert the brush color
    20. Insert a pen type
    21. Insert the pen color
    22. Insert a text
    23. Insert a Braille Text
    24. Insert the braille type
    25. Insert a graphic size
    26. Insert a graphic offset
  4. Braille print settings
    1. The General tab
      1. Specific settings of some Braille embossers
      2. Choosing the right print model
      3. Characters per line and lines per page
      4. Advanced Emboss Settings
      5. Tactile graphic settings
    2. The Braille Tab
      1. Braille embossing of text styles
    3. The Margins tab
    4. The Headers and Footers Tabs
      1. Headers Variables
      2. Special commands in the headers
    5. The Graphic tab
    6. The Tables tab
    7. The Titles tab
    8. The Notes tab
    9. The Miscellaneous Tab
    10. The Brailler tab
    11. The Advanced tab
    12. Types of numbering