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Lets users access Braille displays and terminals

'Libbraille' makes it easy to access Braille displays and terminals. It can write text on a Braille display, directly draw Braille dots, or get the value of pressed keys. It is compatible with a wide range of Braille displays, and can autodetect some of them. The README, included with the distribution, lists the Braille dispays that 'libbraille' supports.


Developer tutorial included and available in HTML format from


version 0.19.0 (stable)
released on 4 March 2006

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:LGPLv2.1Janet Casey30 July 2004

Leaders and contributors

Sébastien Sablé Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 February 2018.


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