Perhaps you don't understand how computer software works. When you have data
(a poem, a novel, an encyclopedia entry, a list of facts, whatever) in a readily
accessible format - it is easy to convert that into any format you want. For
example, some points on a basic hard-copy novel:
The paper size is
understood and what is printed where is controlled by the software so it all
The concept of a Chapter is well understood, the
software can easily be defined with a simple rule that can mark the beginning of
a chapter and start it on a new page.
The concept of a paragraph is
well understood. Again, easily defined so a simple rule marks a new paragraph
so it can be indented.
These are just 3 points that show just how easily it
is to take a plain text format and have it automatically formatted in a common
That format conversion includes printing out the braille
on paper with that digital text as the source.
On the other hand ....
when you have a proprietary format no one else understands.... or a hard-copy
format as the source copy in your vault... then converting it into another
format is much more difficult.
For that hard-copy you have to repeat the
same process over and over of manual conversion. For that proprietary digital
version, if you are not the owner of the format then you will find yourself
trying to reverse engineer the format to make sense of it before you can proceed
with converting into the new format.
Please explain to me how a hard-copy
version sitting in a vault is easier to convert into a visually-impaired version
then a plain text digital copy. And if it's not easier then it'd be reasonable
for you to acknowledge the point that a master copy in a plain text digital
format is more useful then any other master version as a starting point from
which to make more copies.
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