New on CTAN: latex2nemeth

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Wed Oct 19 19:08:01 CEST 2016

Antonis Tsolomitis and Andreas Papasalouros submitted the



Version:  1.0
License:  gpl3

Summary description:  Convert LaTeX source to Braille with math in Nemeth

Announcement text:

 After many failed attempts to transcribe real math notes and
 books to Braille/Nemeth in order to deal with a real situation
 (blind student in Math Dept.) we decided to develop a new program
 that follows a direct, from LaTeX to Braille/Nemeth, approach.
 Other attempts (such as tex4ht) failed because they all needed
 an extra step to go from xml to Braille and this step (say, with
 liblouis) produced incomprehensible output (liblouis focuses in
 Office apps).

 Our main target was the Greek language which is only Braille level 1,
 but English at level 1 is also supported. Simple pictures in pstricks
 are also supported in order to produce tactile graphics with specialized

 The README file contains documentation and links to the project
 pages. License is GPL3 or newer.

 At the moment this is the only project we are aware of that
 has published real Math University Notes and Books in Braille.

 Embossing needs LibreOffice and odt2braille so that we do not need
 to deal with embossers' drivers.


The package's Catalogue entry can be viewed at

The package's files themselves can be inspected at


   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Petra RĂ¼be-Pugliese


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