BRL: Braille through Remote Learning


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  • BRL: Contraction Lookup Dictionary

    Directions: this is a simple program to provide you with the proper contraction for a given word. To use the program, simply enter your word into the text box, click on the "Get contraction" button, and wait until the contraction appears. If the contraction is not in the dictionary (containing over 45,000 words), you will get a message telling you that it is not available! If the word is not in the dictionary, or near the end of the alphabet, the program will take a little longer to run! The dictionary is case-sensitive!

    Technical talk: The dictionary used is the standard dictionary found on most UNIX computers, and the translation work was done by the Duxbury Braille system. If you have suggestions for words to be added to the dictionary, please send them to Bob Gotwals


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