The Advanced tab
This tab contains advanced options. These options are only stored in the configuration profile and never in the active document.
- Number of processors: from this box you can select how many simultaneous processors to use to prepare your documents. This is a useful setting in computers with a multicore processor, to use their computing power to the full and speed up preparation times. In monocore processors it may be more effective to set the value to 1, because in some cases with higher values the preparation may be slower. A rule of thumb is to set this field by multiplying the processor cores (16 for a quadcore, 8 for a dualcore, etc.) by 4;
- Processor Engagement-select how busy the processor is with braille document preparation;
- Data transfer: This is where you choose how Biblos sends data to the printer (one page at a time or all in bulk);
- Report any untranslated characters: if during the preparation of the document some characters do not match in the chosen braille table, activating this box Biblos indicates how many characters have not been translated. For untranslated characters a special code is used, customizable from the properties of each Braille table. The window also shows which characters have not been translated;
- End of Line Code: This is the box where you can enter the check codes to be used as the end of line check code. In this field you can use the special marker "^". Usually the end of line codes are CR (Carriage Return) and LF (Line Feed), respectively ASCII 13 and 10. If you need to change them this field allows you to do so by freely entering the desired code string. To avoid using any end-of-line code, it is sufficient to delete the contents of this field. The default code is "^13^10";
- End of page code: The box where you can configure the end of page code. Usually the end of page code is the FF (Form Feed) of ASCII value 12. As in the previous field, in this one you can freely enter any character string, also using the special marker "^". The default code is "^12";
- Preview encoding: from this box you can choose the generic encoding to use in the Braille preview. This choice can be useful for reading the preview correctly on your Braille display;
- Print Braille Code Table: This button prints the Braille codes of your printer. This function is useful only in cases where the Braille encoding set in your printer does not correspond to any Braille model that can be configured in Biblos. The code list will be used to produce a new braille model, so collaboration will be needed.