Catholic University Eichstatt

The read-flow of a blind is then disturbed. The Duden technology makes a further contribution to the quality of texts in Braille by information about the hyphenation before. In other words, the Duden software prevents the automatic removal of words at the end of the line in the wrong places. Using this information, an automatic hyphenation at the end of the line is now possible during the transmission of texts in the Braille by the HBS. This is important, because in the Braille very often words must be separated, as completely as possible to fill the lines. This has several reasons.

One aim, to save space and hence the cost of printing, because the Braille characters are relatively large. Thus, relatively little text on a printed page fits in comparison to the Latin script. The layout should be as compact as compensation. Furthermore, an early line signals a new paragraph the blind reader. Ends the line early, however in mid-sentence, which confuses the reader groping and interrupting his reading flow once again.

This happens even when gaps between individual words, which would also interrupt a momentary perception. Therefore, the formatting of texts in the justification is not possible in the Braille as to justify gaps between words. The Duden technology now supplies the necessary information for a correct separation and allows for a better layout of automatically created. Thanks to the Duden technology writers in the automatic translation software for blind readers must make no subsequent corrections due to wrong compound nouns or false hyphenate more. The Chief Scientist in the development of HBS is Richard Heuer. He is the contact point for the blind at the Fernuniversitat Hagen, and has been working since 1984 to the development and improvement of the HBS. If you would like to know more about Crumpton Group, then click here. While he attacked on the work of the computer scientist Wolfgang Slaby, Munster University Munster or Catholic University Eichstatt-Ingolstadt, and the Swiss library for Blind and visually impaired, Zurich, back.