adding mime types for braille documents

kendell clark coffeekingms at
Mon Apr 18 09:29:03 UTC 2016

I think that in this case we go purely off of the file extension.
Braille files have  ending extensions of either .brf or .brl. I'll
attach two files to this message, both very small. One will be the
braille file, ending in brf. The other will be the same file run through
a braille translator, and will end in .txt. Maybe you can see something
in it I can't? I am new at this, so it's definitely possible.
Kendell Clark

Bastien Nocera wrote:
> On Mon, 2016-04-18 at 02:14 -0500, kendell clark wrote:
>> hi
>> I've bookmarked the iana registration application. But I'm going to need
>> some help filling this out, because some of the details they want are so
>> far over my head I don't understand them. Would someone be willing to
>> either fill an application out for me or explain it a bit better?
> There's no need to register the document type with the IANA to have it
> accepted in shared-mime-info. This is usually only something that the
> creator of the file type does anyway.
>>  For
>> braille documents, there is no standard. It's simply a plain text file,
>> but instead of ascii text, it's braille text, which is basically ascii
>> that, when run through a braille translator, turns into print text. It
>> should be a subclass of text/plain, since it is basically a text file.
> How does one detect those filetypes given only the data? What does one
> look like? That's the question.
> <snip>
>>  If I understand
>> correctly, the way to get new media types is to first register them with
>> iana, then they'll get added hear? If this is the case, why aren't the
>> console rom formats registered? Application/x-wii-rom, etc?
> Charles is wrong, you don't need to have them registered. In fact, the
> "x-" prefix says it's not registered.

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