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Issue #20, December 1995

Tcl and Tk Reference Card, Soft Braille for Linux: BRLTTY 0.22 BETA Release and more.

Tcl and Tk Reference Card

Specialized Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSC) announced the publication of the Tcl Pocket Reference and the Tk Pocket Reference. The Tcl (“tickle”) Reference describes Tcl 7.3; the Tk (“tee-kay”) Reference describes Tk version 4.0. Tcl is a small, embeddable, extensible scripting language. Tk is a Toolkit of widgets, which are graphical objects similar to those of other GUI toolkits such as Xlib, Xview and Motif. When Tcl and Tk are used together, the Tcl/Tk programming system can be used to rapidly build useful applications (such as adding X-based front-ends). The Tcl and Tk References are sold individually for $3.00 each or together as a package (ISBN: 0-916151-80-8) for $4.50.

Contact: SSC, Inc. P.O. Box 55549, Seattle, WA 98155 (206) 782-7733 Fax: (206) 782-7191 E-mail: info@linuxjournal.com. URL: http://www.ssc.com/

Soft Braille for Linux: BRLTTY 0.22 BETA Release

Nikhil Nair and James Bowde announced the first public release of BRLTTY, a software system to allow access to the console of a Unix system for users of soft Braille displays. BRLTTY requires a Linux system with kernel version 1.1.92 or later. BRLTTY only works with text-mode applications. The package is available at sunsite.unc.edu in the directory /pub/Linux/utils/console.

Contact: nn201@cam.ac.uk (Nikhil Nair) or jrbowden@bcs.org.uk (James Bowden)

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