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31 Aug 2020 - Liblouis

This release contains updates to the Afrikaans, Malayalam, Malay, Israeli, classical English and Portuguese tables. It also contains a new table for Coptic thanks to first-time contributor Ibraam Nasif. Behind the scenes there have been major changes to the cross-compilation tool-chain that will finally allow us to ship pre-built windows binaries that contain lou_checkyaml.exe.

For a detailed list of all the changes refer to the list of closed issues.

New features


Bug fixes


Braille table improvements

  • New computer braille table for the Coptic language thanks to Ibraam Nasif from Coptic Bishopric of Youth
  • Improvements to Afrikaans thanks to Christo de Klerk
    • Fixed correct handling of the ʼn character (0x149)
    • Prevent contraction of
      • "self" in "selfoon", "selfone",
      • "ui" in words and names like "quisling", "quidproquo", "quiëtis", "Quinten", "Quintus",
      • "er" in words like "konstituering".
  • Improved table for Malayalam grade 1 thanks to Jake Kyle.
    • Fixed rules for Candrakkala character at the end of a word.
    • Fixed rules for letters ര മ ങ in certain contexts.
    • Improved back-translation.
  • Improvements to grade 2 Malay braille thanks to Herbert Koh.
  • Improvements to Israeli 6-dot thanks to BAUM Engineering.
    • Fixed number sign for Arabic digits.
    • Fixed Hebrew letters with dagesh.
  • Added bullets to the classical English tables, thanks to Bue Vester-Andersen
  • Improved Portuguese grade 1 thanks to Bue Vester-Andersen.
    • Fixed forward translation of &, <, >, `, ¶ and '.
    • Improved back-translation. The table is now tagged as going both forward and backward.
    • Added missing square root sign.

Other changes


Deprecation notice


Backwards incompatible changes


Invisible changes

  • Major rework of the cross-compilation tool-chain. There are now Docker images that should allow for local builds of binaries for 32 and 64 bit. These include the libyaml library so the binaries contain lou_checkyaml.exe. This will allow table creators to test their changes locally under windows.

New, renamed or removed tables


  • cop-eg-comp8.utb