THAI   Thai Flag

Please also see Improving Thai Braille: Word Endlings

TABLE DESIGNATOR

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(The initial translation table for a translation is determined by the selected template, and may be changed using the Document / Translation Tables menu. Using those menus does not involve explicit use of the table designator. However, in cases where it is necessary to switch to a different translation table partway through a file, the designator for the table being switched to is required; see the general description of the [lnb~...] command for further details.)

FUNCTIONAL SUMMARY

The Thai tables support print-to-braille translation of Thai-language literary text into uncontracted Thai braille.

Uncontracted English is also supported. Technical (mathematics and computer) notation is generally transcribed as in Unified English Braille (UEB).

Braille to Print also known as Back-translation)

Braille-to-print translation is supported for this language. However Braille-to-print translation may not be perfect, therefore errors could occur. If you find any errors, or have suggestions, please send both the *.dxb and *.dxp files along with an explanation to: languages@duxsys.com (Please be sure to include sample files).

REFERENCES, HISTORY AND CREDITS

The Thai tables support print-to-braille translation of Thai-language literary text into uncontracted braille. It is based on matching the characters found in the Unicode standard with World Braille Useage, 1990 and The Wikipedia article on Thai Braille at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_Bra- ille

We came into contact with Wiraman Niyomphol. He identified the countless times that the character ordering of Unicode conflicted with the character ordering of braille. These have been fixed in the present translator.

One major problem with the Thai translator is line endings. Thai braille does not use spaces to show word divisions. But without spaces, Duxbury DBT does not know how to divide lines into words. We await a solution to this issue. We welcome comments to improve these tables.

(Documentation reviewed June 2010)

Duxbury DBT: Braille Translation in Many Languages.


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