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Sharada Braille Writer – text editor with braille input

Sharada Braille Writer (SBW) is a text editor which supports braille input.

Simultaneous multiple press of braille combinations produce corresponding letters. You can input text in more than 40 languages with braille knowledge in Perkins like way. It offers a six key approach to producing print materials. Letters f, d, s, j, k, l represent 1 2 3 4 5 6 of the braille dots respectively. By pressing “f” and “s” together will produce letter k and like.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Language support – supports Grade-1 and Grade-2 braille input for many languages.
  • Two engines – works with two back translation engines (Liblouis, Built-in).
  • User abbreviations –  set user abbreviations.
  • Mathematical and scientific notation – supports Nemeth-code for Mathmatic Braille.
  • Multiple Tab support for editing several files.
  • Switch Braille/System input – shortcut for toggle between Braille input and system default input.
  • Line limiting – option for line limiting and auto newline.
  • Auto capitalization – option for auto capitalizing first character of line and sentence.
  • Key customization – easy interface to set Key/shortcut customization.
  • Readability – support theme and font selection for better readability.
  • Text editing functions – supports basic text editing functions including Undo/redo, Find, Find and Replace, Go-to-Line, Spell checker, etc.
  • Text to audio converter – audio converter for recording text as audio using text to speech engine.

Website: zendalona.com/sbw
Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Nalin, Anilkumar K.V, K. Sathyaseelan
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 or later

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