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Braille X.svg
Unicode name BRAILLE PATTERN DOTS-1346
Unicode block Braille Patterns
Codepoint U+282D

Translingual[edit]

The 23rd character of the braille script, standardized internationally as the letter x

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. (Braille) x
  2. (Greek Braille) ξ (x/ks)
  3. (Russian Braille) щ (shch)
  4. (Hebrew Braille) ח (ch)
  5. (Arabic Braille, Urdu Braille) خ‎ (kh/x)
  6. (Amharic Braille) (uncertain; likely -w-)
  7. (Bharati braille) short ŏ [apart from Urdu and Gurmukhi Braille]
  8. (Tibetan Braille) (tsa)
  9. (Chinese Braille) The rime yang/-iang
  10. (Chinese Two-Cell Braille) The onset chu- or the rime -ǒu
  11. (Taiwan Braille) The rime ang
  12. (Cantonese Braille) The onset ts (ts') and rime oet
  13. (Thai Braille) f

Logogram[edit]

  1. (English Braille) it

Derived terms[edit]

Contraction[edit]

  1. (Chinese Two-Cell Braille) yǒu

See also[edit]

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    • Braille eight-dot extensions from :      

Japanese[edit]

Syllable[edit]

(Hepburn romanization fu)

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