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Braille Extender (BrailleExtender)

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Available downloads for BrailleExtender
Version Channel Minimum NVDA version Last tested NVDA version download count since last release update Last release date Download
21.09.23:cccb2ed (verified*) stable 2019.3 2021.1 57 2021-09-30 08:10:14 BrailleExtender 21.09.23:cccb2ed (stable)
21.09.29-2abab7d-dev (verified*) dev 2019.3 2021.1 27 2021-09-30 08:11:07 BrailleExtender 21.09.29-2abab7d-dev (dev)

* Verified: versions that comply with the latest international add-ons community publication processes and are published at the community's add-ons website.


BrailleExtender is a NVDA add-on that provides various features at braille level. Currently, the following features are implemented: * reload two favorite braille display with shortcuts. * automatic review cursor tethering in terminal role like in PuTTY, Powershell, bash, cmd. * auto scroll. * switch between several input/output braille tables. * mark the text with special attributes through dot 7, dot 8 or both. * use two output braille tables simultaneously. * display tab signs as spaces. * reverse forward scroll and back scroll buttons. * say the current line during text scrolling either in review mode, or in focus mode or both. * translate text easily in Unicode braille and vice versa. E.g.: z <--> ⠵. * convert cell description to Unicode braille and vice versa. E.g.: 123 <--> ⠇. * lock braille keyboard. * launch an application/URL with gesture. * braille dictionaries. * type with one-hand from braille keyboard. * display undefined characters from braille tables (including emojis) using altenative representations. * enter any character from braille keyboard (including emojis). * skip blank lines during text scrolling. * and much more! For some braille displays, it extends the braille display commands to provide: * offer complete gesture maps including function keys, multimedia keys, quick navigation, etc.; * emulate modifier keys, and thus any keyboard shortcut; * offer several keyboard configurations concerning the possibility to input dots 7 and 8, enter and backspace; * add actions and quick navigation through a rotor.