Braille2000: Version 2 Beta

[Braille2000 logo] Braille2000 Version 2 introduces a host of new features, called the "NIMAS Touch"(tm), for handling
NIMAS source files. Some of the new features also work with RTF source files.

 

The current release is 2.265 from 3/25/2017.

UEB is available!

 

After several false starts, UEB is now available in V2.  Essential information you may need to use UEB in Braille2000 is available here.

To handle the many subtle differences between UEB and EBAE, many fundamental mechanisms had to be changed (spelling checking, numbers, contraction rules, emphasis, etc.) and that may put stress on the initial releases of V2 with UEB.  Please report any problems.

Braille2000 V2 is designed to Open and work with all preexisting .ABT files, both those created by Braille2000 V1 and those created by ED-IT PC. When opening V1 files there may be a "Discrepancy Report" which indicates some imprecision in the way V2 interprets the files from its predecessors. This is being fixed.

We welcome bug reports. One way to report is via the inquiry page
Use the Download button below to get the Beta release. The Beta release installs beside Braille2000 Version 1 (what you have now). There will be a separate icon for it on your Desktop. But note that only one version can run at any given moment: whatever version is running, the icon for both versions will merely take you to the window of the one that is running; to switch between versions you must close out one and then launch the other.
As training documents are written, links to them will be posted here on this Web page.

At this time, the following components are not ready for use
(please avoid):
Cut/Copy/Paste in tables
Math
Some Speedbraille functions
Some Help topics are missing or out of date
V2 general documents:

Using Braille2000 V2



Click to download setup for V2 Installation: get the file BRL2000B_Setup.Exe via the Download button.  Save this file in a convenient place (we suggest on the Desktop).  Execute BRL2000B_Setup.Exe to install (or reinstall) Braille2000 V2 Beta.