DBT is simple to use--beginners
learn in just minutes. Yet its depth, power and accuracy are such that it
is used by most of the major braille production centers throughout the world.
The current version (10.6 or later) provides the following at no extra charge:
Built-in interline printing (see sample above) to have ink-braille
and print together. This makes an easy proofing and teaching tool. Great
for the braille-impaired too!
American Math/Science Code (Nemeth) translation
Intermediate levels (between grade 1 and 2) for American braille
The ability to include tactile graphics files for mixed text-and-graphic
Separate versions for Windows, DOS and Mac.
Identical file formats for each version of DBT. That means a file
prepared on any platform can be used on any other!
Imports from popular word processors including Microsoft
Word and WordPerfect, HTML, ICADD, formatted and plain ASCII, earlier
braille editors such as EDGAR and Polkadot, and Duxbury's own historical
file formats, and more.
The current (February 2000) translation table menu
includes eighteen major languages plus seven variations, including grade
2 support for most jurisdictions where grade 2 is customarily used.
Moreover, DBT allows languages other than the principal language to
be embedded in the same file and treated as appropriate for the context.
(Contact us if you have questions about a specific language.) Now braille
for foreign-language texts and language teaching texts is a snap.
Bidirectional (print-to-braille and braille-to-print)
American Computer Braille Code (CBC) translation
American textbook layout according to Braille Authority
of North America (BANA) standards, and likewise the Braille Authority
of the United Kingdom (BAUK) customs for the same purpose
Accurate presentation of both print or braille in either WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) or coded (how-you-get-what-you-want)
views in the word-processing screen, with easy switching between views
A "translated line" showing the "other"
form in either print or braille files
Six-key chording for braille and print entry, not
timing-based, compatible with most keyboards
Help screens throughout the program
Documentation in print, braille & electronic
Over 100 formatting & translation codes for
a high level of flexibility
A library of user-configurable styles
A user-extendable template library for even more
A spell-checker with 300,000-word dictionary
A "Quick Find Misspelling" feature for
increased speed and ease of use
Embossing to all major braille printers; the first
page may be a "banner" for job identification by personnel
who don't read braille
The Duxbury Braille Font for viewing braille dots
within other programs
Choice of single-user, site & other licenses
The ability to process files as large as the operating
The ability to have multiple files open simultaneously
Unlimited technical support by telephone, e-mail, fax, etc.
An Internet user forum to communicate with other Duxbury users