BRL File Type

- The quick facts

What are BRL files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a BRL file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a BRL file?

The .brl file extension is used for a document file format with braille formatting properties. These BRL files are generated by the Braille2000 software among other braille document authoring tools and digital braille publication programs. These .brl files contain text in braille characters, which are used by blind and visually impaired users with their tactile refreshable braille display monitors.These BRL files are also known as MicroBraille document files. Blind and visually impaired users also print these .brl documents using their braille printers. In digital format, these BRL documents may also contain metadata details.It's recommended to only use Braille2000 among other compatible digital publication tools with support for braille and the BRL file format so as to open these .brl documents. Braille2000 is a digital publication program that was created for Windows PCs.

How to open BRL files

Important: Different programs may use files with the BRL file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your BRL file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single BRL opener which you will find listed below.

Last updated: March 9, 2012

Suggest another file format using extension BRL

While we know of one file format using the .BRL file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .BRL file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of BRL files. Remember, different programs may use BRL files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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