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Duxbury Braille Translator for Windows (DBT 10.7 SR1)

Faster and easier process of converting regular print to Braille and vice versa.
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Faster and easier process of converting regular print to Braille and vice versa.

Duxbury Braille Translator provides translation and formatting facilities to automate the process of conversion from regular print to Braille and vice versa and also provides word-processing facilities for working directly in the Braille as well as the print. 'Fonts' are used for displaying the Braille.

Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) will allow you to create highly accurate Braille for school books and teaching materials, office memos, bus schedules, personal letters etc. DBT software is designed for two types: those who don't know Braille and those who do.


  1. Easy proofing and teaching tool with built-in interline printing to have ink-Braille and print together.
  2. Math/Science Code and Computer Braille translation for American, British, and French Braille.
  3. Intermediate levels (between grade 1 and 2) for American and British Braille
  4. The ability to include tactile graphics files for mixed text-and-graphic documents
  5.  Imports from popular word processors including:
    1.  Microsoft Word and WordPerfect,
    3. Formatted and plain ASCII,
    4. Earlier Braille editors such as EDGAR and Polkadot,
    5. Duxbury's own historical file formats, and more.
  6. The current translation table menu includes dozens of major languages plus variations.
  7. Allows languages other than the principal language to be embedded in the same file
  8. Accurate presentation of both print or Braille in either WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) or coded (how-you-get-what-you-want) views in the word-processing screen, with easy switching between views
  9. Help screens throughout the program
  10. Documentation in print, braille & electronic formats
  11. Over 100 formatting & translation codes for a high level of flexibility
  12. A library of user-configurable styles
  13. A user-extendable template library for even more flexibility
  14. A spell-checker with 300,000-word dictionary
  15. A "Quick Find Misspelling" feature for increased speed and ease of use
  16. Embossing to all major Braille printers
  17. Choice of single-user, site & other licenses
  18. The ability to process files as large as the operating system allows
  19. The ability to have multiple files open simultaneously


  1. Bidirectional (print-to-Braille and Braille-to-print) translation
  2. A 'translated line' showing the 'other' form in either print or Braille files
  3. Six-key chording for Braille and print entry, not timing-based, compatible with most keyboards
  4. The Duxbury Braille Font for viewing Braille dots within other programs

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