FILE2BRL(1)                                                User Commands                                                FILE2BRL(1)

       file2brl - Translate an xml or a text file into an embosser-ready braille file

       file2brl [OPTION] [inputFile] [outputFile]

       Translate an xml, html or a text file into an embosser-ready braille file.  This includes translation into grade two, if de‐
       sired, mathematical codes, etc. It also includes formatting according to a built-in style sheet which can be modified by the

       If inputFile is not specified or '-' input is taken from stdin. If outputFile is not specified the output is sent to stdout.

       -h, --help
              display this help and exit

       -v, --version
              display version information and exit

       -f, --config-file
              name a configuration file that specifies how to do the translation

       -b, --backward
              backward translation

       -r, --reformat
              reformat a braille file

       -T, --text
              Treat as text even if xml

       -t, --html
              html document, not xhtml

       -p, --poorly-formatted
              translate a poorly formatted file

       -P, --paragraph-line
              treat each block of text ending in a newline as a paragraph. If there are two newline characters a blank line will be
              inserted before the next paragraph

       -C, --config-setting
              specify particular configuration settings They override any settings that are specified in a config file

       -w  --writeable-path
              path for temp files and log file

       -l, --log-file
              write errors to file2brl.log instead of stderr

       Written by John J. Boyer.

       Report bugs to <>.

       Copyright © 2013 ViewPlus Technologies,  Inc.  and  JJB  Software,  Inc.   License  GPLv3+:  GNU  GPL  version  3  or  later
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

       The  full  documentation for file2brl is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and file2brl programs are properly in‐
       stalled at your site, the command

              info liblouisutdml

       should give you access to the complete manual.

liblouisutdml 2.11.0                                        January 2023                                                FILE2BRL(1)