Producing UEB Math Code in Languages Other than English

Data Entry Considerations

To use the UEB mathematics translator in non-English languages, you must use the math style in DBT to surround the passages of mathematics. Depending on your data entry method, this may be done for you. For example, all LaTeX files show the distinction between text mode and math mode (also called technical notation). As DBT imports the LaTeX file into DBT, it applies the math style to the technical notation for you, simplifying the process.

Working Directly in DBT

To enter your math when working directly in DBT, for a section consisting mostly of technical notation, first, highlight the entire section, then press F8 to apply a style and select math for the style. If there is a text passage within that section that would not work well in a math translator, you can apply to it the style, math-TextInMath. Note that both the start and end style markers of a math-TextInMath passage must lie entirely within the math style. Failure to do so may cause DBT to get lost in the translation (i.e. to do unexpected things).

More About Working with LaTeX Files

When you open a LaTeX file in DBT, DBT's math importer assigns the DBT style math wherever the LaTeX is in math mode, and the DBT style math-TextInMath wherever the LaTeX is text within math mode. For numbers and other mathematical symbols written in text mode in a LaTeX file, the math style will not be applied automatically. You may need to do that manually.

There are many ways to create LaTeX files. An example is using the program InftyReader on scanned material. Other possible programs are TeXnicCenter, TeXStudio, LyX, and more.

DBT Templates

Any DBT template with a name that contains the words English (UEB) supports the UEB math code. Many other templates also support UEB math. As a quick test, open a new a new inkprint file and apply the math DBT style. Inside of the math style, give the command control-] f033 <Enter>. This inserts the single math symbol There exists ("∃") into your file. When you translate into braille, if you have dots 45 followed by a dropped e, you have UEB math in your Template.