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Converting Text to Braille

  1. Select the text you want to convert.
  2. From the Text menu, point to Braille and select Text to Braille.
  3. Adjust the following parameters:


    1. To Braille

    2. To text


    Grade 1 or Grade 2

    Changes the Braille coding to Grade 1 or Grade 2.

    For Grade 1, each Braille cell represents one letter of the alphabet.

    For Grade 2, a Braille cell can symbolize a contraction or single letter to represent an entire word. This method is language dependent.

    This software offers Grade 2 Braille translations for English, Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish.


    DesignCentral - Braille tab

    Lowercase Only

    Converts text to lowercase letters, which removes capital letter indicators.

    Show Empty Dots

    Check to show all the empty dots in your text when it is selected. Empty dots are not output.

    CA Standard

    Check to force the Braille coding to comply with the California Braille standard, which requires that there be a specific distance between Braille dots.

    Diameter of each Braille dot.


    Drill style leaves the design unchanged. Drill holes will be drilled at each Braille point.

    Drill Style


    Fill style places a black border around the Braille and compounds the objects so that the Braille dots are holes.

    Fill Style


    Laser style places a black border behind the Braille and assigns a radial gradient to the dots so that the center is white and the circumference is black.

    Laser Style

    Converts Braille text back to normal text.


    Click this button to edit the original text.

See Also

Working with Braille Text