[Blindmath] Braille Math Translation Made Easy with the

Michael Whapples mwhapples at aim.com
Sat Oct 25 13:10:37 CDT 2008


Hello,
Are you certain it is tek, I know some people pronounce TeX (which is
related to LaTeX) as tek, in which case it may be worth following up
those references I gave for LaTeX (duxbury braille translator and
http://latex-access.sf.net). If it really is tek (spelt t e k) then I
haven't heard of it before and the only thing I know of would be to try
infty-reader.

Michael Whapples
On Fri, 2008-10-24 at 22:19 -0400, Sarah Jevnikar wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> Thank you for your help. I believe a program called TEK (tao epsilon kai) is
> used to create the math files. I don't know how it works - I was just told
> the format.
> Thank you for all your help,
> Sarah Jevnikar
> 
> -----Original Message-----
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> To: Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics
> Subject: Re: [Blindmath] Braille Math Translation Made Easy with the
> 
> Hello,
> Reading PDF directly you probably will not have a good way to do that.
> Not all is lost though. It could be that the assignments are written
> using LaTeX, in which case you could try using duxbury for braille, or
> the jaws scripts from http://latex-access.sf.net for jaws to read it
> better, or even learn LaTeX as LaTeX may be useful for you to write your
> documents containing math. If the PDF isn't created from LaTeX (I can't
> think of another format which commonly uses PDF for the output files)
> then it might be possible to convert it to something useful although I
> would need to know what format is used before I could suggest how you
> could make it useful.
> 
> Should it be impossible to get back to the source file, the infty reader
> may be able to do something although math may not be 100% accurate due
> to the OCR being performed.
> 
> Michael Whapples
> On Fri, 2008-10-24 at 14:48 -0400, Sarah Jevnikar wrote:
> > Does anyone know how I might transate pdf math files into Braille? Many of
> > my university assignments are written this way, and JAWS doesn't read them
> > well. Any thoughts?
> > Thank you,
> > Sarah Jevnikar
> > 






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