[nabs-l] Lost in Translation

Brice Smith brsmith2424 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 17 04:06:58 UTC 2008

Is there a way I can translate text from .brf to .txt, .rtf, .html, or
another usable format so I can read on my computer?
I started using web-Braille two years ago: I downloaded the .brf file
from the site, then I'd always use commands in Duxbury to translate
the file from Braille to readable text, and just read with jaws from
However, I don't have access to duxbury anymore and would rather not
pay hundreds of dollars to download a complex system where the only
thing I could see myself using on a regular basis is the translate
Are there any other, preferably free and easy, methods to translate a
braille file to readable text?

For the record, I do understand that the point of web-Braille is to
allow patrons to read files on a machine such as the Braillenote which
supports the specific format and includes a Braille display. However,
since translation is readily available in duxbury, I don't think I'm
breaking any rules by converting the file for personal use.
P.S. Excelent film (see subject)

- Brice

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