[Athen] Questions about Braille font - Viewplus 100

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Tue Aug 30 18:15:18 PDT 2016

I don't think I understand the question. If you are doing direct-key ASCII
braille (as opposed to translating), you should get the same results in any
braille font. In a braille font, for example, the Nemeth minus sign (dots
3-6) should be the hyphen on the keyboard. In Nemeth the keyboard numbers
should give you the dropped numbers. If you want the literary numbers, you
need to use the letters a to j. You will need to add the number sign, in
either case, which is actually the print # (shift +3) in ASCII braille. (I
have attached the ASCII map for braille fonts.)

If you haven't already sorted out the issue, please feel free to contact me


Gaeir (rhymes with "fire") Dietrich
HTCTU Director


From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On
Behalf Of Susan Kelmer
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:30 AM
To: dsshe-l at listserv.buffalo.edu; Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: [Athen] Questions about Braille font - Viewplus 100

We have run into a problem. We got new computers this summer, and when the
drivers were reinstalled for our Tiger (Viewplus 100), it gives us a font
error. We replaced with a different font that had the same name (from the
list - we are using Adobe Illustrator). But it's not really printing the
Braille properly. It isn't marking numbers as numbers, and won't print a
negative sign.

Anyone run into this and might know what we should be checking to fix it?

Susan Kelmer

Alternate Format Access Coordinator

Disability Services

University of Colorado Boulder


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