Hi all, Is it possible to use Braille labels in inkscape? Is there a way to import Braille fonts? I have vector diagrams that I need to Braille label. See an example at https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3688386/drawing%207.svg Pranav
on 2013-04-09 17:07
on 2013-04-09 20:07
I think you have an extra braille font installed. If that's the case, you can send it to other people to install (might be scary thing for them) or, you can simply convert the text objects to a path (Path>Object to Path), which renders the font to an svg path for you - I do this whenever I have bizarre fonts and I need to make the svg portable. Please note that once you convert to path, you'll not be able to edit the text with the text tool.
on 2013-04-09 21:25
On 09-04-13 17:06, Pranav Lal wrote: > Hi all, > > Is it possible to use Braille labels in inkscape? Is there a way to import > Braille fonts? I have vector diagrams that I need to Braille label. See an > example at > https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3688386/drawing%207.svg > > Pranav Hi Pranav, I think you could - with some manual tweaking - make use of the @font-face CSS feature. Have a look on this page: http://nimbupani.com/about-fonts-in-svg.html Grtz, Jurgen.
on 2013-04-10 00:58
On 2013-04-09 17:06 +0100, Pranav Lal wrote: > Is it possible to use Braille labels in inkscape? Is there a way to import > Braille fonts? I have vector diagrams that I need to Braille label. See an > example at > https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3688386/drawing%207.svg Inkscape includes an extension to convert (ASCII) letters (A-Z, a-z) to Braille ASCII: <http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/Exten... *** Note: unfortunately the version shipping with Inkscape 0.48.3.1 and 0.48.4 is broken - 0.48.5 will include a fix, as do current development builds. If converting ASCII text to Braille ASCII is sufficient for your needs, you can replace the broken python file in your Inkscape installation  with the attached updated version (it includes the fix, as well as the remaining Braille ASCII glyphs not included in the original version). I'm also attaching a sample SVG file with all glyphs available in Braille ASCII : the Braille version of the text has been converted to paths (to not depend on fonts available on your system) - for better readability, I did use the font 'Apple Braille', which shows empty circles to indicate dots that are not punched. Note: on Windows, you'll need to install a font which includes the Braille Unicode Glyphs, e.g. DejaVu Sans , and use that font for the text to be shown in Braille. On other systems (Linux, OS X), font substitution will work in case the font of the text does not include the Unicode Braille glyphs, and substitute the Braille glyphs from a matching (fallback) font. hth, ~suv  <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braille_ASCII#Braille...  On Windows, the shared extensions are installed in 'share\extensions' inside Inkscape's program folder  <http://dejavu-fonts.org/>
on 2013-04-10 02:07
Hi Chris, I want to create Braille labels in Inkscape and label tactile diagrams in Braille. How should I do this assuming I have a Braille font? Pranav
on 2013-04-11 06:27
Hi Pranav, I may have a severely deficient understanding of how Braille works on computers, one of the other suggestions might yield better results :) -Chris
on 2013-04-11 20:34
hmmmm, would be nice to be able to export braille text into .stl format. And then print them in a 3D printer Braille labels...