PEF is used in a variety of software, a selection is presented below.
Easy Embossing Utility
Easy Embossing Utility is an open-source software that provides a graphical user interface for embossing PEF-files which is accessible using braille displays and screen readers.
BrailleUtils is a cross platform API for embossing and converting braille in PEF-format. A command line user interface is also included.
Dotify is an open source Braille translator written in Java.
odt2braille is a Braille extension to OpenOffice.org Writer. odt2braille will enable authors to print documents to a Braille embosser and to export documents as Braille files. The Braille output is well-formatted and highly customizable.
RoboBraille is an e-mail service which can convert digital text documents into either Braille or audio files. It is quick and easy to use RoboBraille. You simply send an e-mail with an attached text document to RoboBraille. Shortly after, you will receive the document back from RoboBraille in the specified format – an audio file, for example.
The DAISY Pipeline is a cross-platform, open source framework for DTB-related document transformations. It provides a comprehensive solution for converting text documents into accessible formats for people with print disabilities.