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Braille Ä.svg
Unicode name BRAILLE PATTERN DOTS-345
Unicode block Braille Patterns
Codepoint U+281C

Translingual[edit]

The 54th character of the braille script

Etymology[edit]

Invented by Louis Braille, braille cells were arranged in numerical order and assigned to letters of the French alphabet. Most braille alphabets follow this assignment for the 26 letters of the basic Latin alphabet, or for the equivalents of those letters in a non-Latin script.

The first ten braille letters are ⠁⠃⠉⠙⠑⠋⠛⠓⠊⠚, usually assigned to the Latin letters a–j. The next ten repeat that pattern with the addition of a dot at the lower left, the third ten with two dots on the bottom, and the fourth with a dot on the bottom right. The fifth decade is like the first, but shifted downward. Many languages which use braille letters beyond the basic 26 for simple letters in their script follow an approximation of the English values for the additional letters.

Letter[edit]

  1. (English Braille) A letter rendering the print sequence -ar-
  2. (French Braille) ä, æ (in foreign words)
  3. (German Braille, Swedish Braille, Finnish Braille, Estonian Braille) ä
  4. (Danish Braille, Icelandic Braille) æ
  5. (Hungarian Braille) A letter rendering the print digraph zs
  6. (Latvian Braille) z
  7. (Czech Braille) é
  8. (Lithuanian Braille) ė
  9. (Ukrainian Braille) є (ie)
  10. (Greek Braille) η (ê) [see also ]
  11. (Yugoslav Braille) ѓ (Macedonian)
  12. (Arabic Braille) آ‎ (ʾā)
  13. (Bharati braille) ā
  14. (Tibetan Braille) (nya)
  15. (Chinese Braille) The rime yao/-iao
  16. (Chinese Two-Cell Braille) The onset di- or the rime -ēi
  17. (Taiwan Braille) The rime a
  18. (Cantonese Braille) The rime aam
  19. (Vietnamese Braille) ă
  20. (Thai Braille) the vowel medial short a
  21. (Korean Braille) (ya)
  22. (IPA Braille) ɛ

Symbol[edit]

  1. (French Braille) @
  2. (French Braille) (Used to mark the end of a verse.)
  3. (French Braille, in the context of the number sign , archaic) (the square-root sign)

Punctuation mark[edit]

  1. (Spanish Braille))

See also[edit]

(Braille script):                

                 

           

               

                       

               

             

           

    • Braille eight-dot extensions from :      

Japanese[edit]

Syllable[edit]

(Hepburn romanization yo)

  1. The hiragana syllable (yo) or the katakana syllable (yo) in Japanese braille.