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* Introduction

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Liblouisutdml is an open-source library providing complete braille
transcription services for xml, html and text documents. It translates
into appropriate braille codes and formats according to its style
sheet and the specifications in the document. A command-line program,
~file2brl~ which uses this library is also included. The latest version
of liblouis is required. Java bindings are built in to the library.

The library is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License
(LGPL) version 3 or later. See the file COPYING.LIB.

The command line tools, are licensed under the GNU General Public
License version 3.0 or later. See the file COPYING.

* Documentation

For documentation, see ~liblouisutdml.html~ or ~liblouisutdml.txt~.
These are in the docs directory. For an example of a configuration
file, see ~liblouisutdml.ini~ and ~preferences.cfg~. For examples of
semantics-action files, see ~dtbook.sem~ and ~nemeth.sem~. These files
are in the ~lbu_files~ subdirectory. For examples of translation
tables, see ~en-us-g2.ctb~, ~en-us-g1.ctb~, ~chardefs.cti~,
~nemeth.ctb~ and whatever other files they may include. These are all
in the ~tables~ directory of [[https://github.com/liblouis/liblouis][liblouis]].

* Installation

First obtain the latest version of [[https://github.com/liblouis/liblouis][liblouis]] and compile it. Before
compiling, you should chose between 16- and 32-bit Unicode, as
described in the README file and the documentation. liblouisutdml
inherits this choice from liblouis.

After unpacking the distribution tarball for liblouisutdml go to the
directory it creates. After running ~configure~ run ~make~ and ~make
install~. You will need root privileges for the installation step.

This will produce the liblouisutdml library and the program ~file2brl~.
To compile the Java bindings go to the java subdirectory and run ~ant~.

Note that that the library and programs will not work properly unless
you have first installed the latest version of [[https://github.com/liblouis/liblouis][liblouis]].