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Braille Å.svg
Unicode name BRAILLE PATTERN DOTS-16
Unicode block Braille Patterns
Codepoint U+2821

Translingual[edit]

The 31st 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 digraph ch
  2. (French Braille, Vietnamese Braille) â
  3. (German Braille) A letter rendering the print digraph au
  4. (Danish Braille) å
  5. (Hungarian Braille) é
  6. (Czech Braille, Icelandic Braille) á
  7. (Lithuanian Braille, Polish Braille) ą
  8. (Romanian Braille) ă
  9. (Albanian Braille) ë
  10. (Greek Braille) αυ (au)
  11. (Yugoslav Braille) č / ч
  12. (Turkish Braille) ç
  13. (Russian Braille) ё (ë) [= yo]
  14. (Hebrew Braille) כ ך (ch)
  15. (Arabic Braille) ة‎‎ (aẗ)
  16. (Amharic Braille) (č)
  17. (Bharati braille) cha
  18. (Chinese Braille) The rime ying/-ing
  19. (Chinese Two-Cell Braille) The onset gu- or the rime -én (-ín, -ún, -ǘn)
  20. (Taiwan Braille) The rime yi/-i
  21. (Cantonese Braille) The rime au
  22. (Thai Braille) The vowel ◌า long a
  23. (IPA Braille) ɑ

Number[edit]

  1. (French Braille) 1

Contraction[edit]

  1. (English Braille) child

See also[edit]

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    • Braille eight-dot extensions from :      

Japanese[edit]

Syllable[edit]

(Hepburn romanization ka)

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