Developer website: Gregory Kearney
Louis is a full featured braille translator for the Apple Mac. Designed around liblouis and liblouisxml, Louis is designed to compete with Duxbury and similar commercial programs used to produce braille. Louis features the following:
- Full Mac GUI with VoiceOver.
- Full online and local documentation.
- Translation of MS Word, text, XML, HTML DocBook, DAISY/NIMAS, NewsML, rtf.
- Ability to learn new XML based formats.
- Support for a wide range of languages.
- Support for MathML to nemeth translation.
- Back translation.
- Creating and saving custom configuration files.
- Including custom files.
- Integration with TextEdit, including a TextEdit menu script.
- Braille contextual menu for translating English text to U.S. Grade two braille in Cocoa applications.
- Braille widget for quick translations and sign making.
- Braille and BrailleShadow True Type fonts in the public domain.
- Ability to run translations from he command line.
- Choice of text or HTML output for back translation.
- Better support for non-standard html file.
- Back translating to HTML will preserve page numbers.
- Convert full text DAISY to braille.
Mac OS X 10.4 or later