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Braille Period.svg
Unicode name BRAILLE PATTERN DOTS-256
Unicode block Braille Patterns
Codepoint U+2832

Translingual[edit]

The 44th 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.

Punctuation mark[edit]

  1. (English Braille, French Braille) . (period / full stop)
  2. (English Braille) $
  3. (Bharati braille) the danda, (⠲⠲ is the double danda, )

Usage notes[edit]

  • (English Braille) Not used for the decimal point, which is ⟨⟩.
  • (English Braille) Monetary usage abolished in Unified English Braille.

Letter[edit]

  1. (English Braille) A letter rendering the print sequence -dd-
  2. (Hausa Braille) ɗ
  3. (Tibetan Braille) subscript (wa) (see )
  4. (Chinese Braille) The rime weng/-ong
  5. (Chinese Two-Cell Braille) The onset yu-
  6. (Taiwan Braille) The rime yun/-ün
  7. (Cantonese Braille) The rime in
  8. (Thai Braille) tone (2)
  9. (Korean Braille) Final (p)
  10. (IPA Braille) Modifies the following letter; equivalent to rotation or the retroflex tail in print IPA
    ⠲⠙ ɖ , ⠲⠇ ɭ , ⠲⠝ ɳ , ⠲⠗ ɽ , ⠲⠼ ɻ , ⠲⠎ ʂ , ⠲⠞ ʈ , ⠲⠵ ʐ
    ⠲⠁ ɐ, ⠲⠡ ɒ, ⠲⠑ ɘ, ⠲⠜ ɜ, ⠲⠓ ɥ, ⠲⠕ ɤ, ⠲⠥ ɯ

Usage notes[edit]

(English Braille) Cannot appear at the beginning or end of a word. Abolished in Unified English Braille.

Prefix[edit]

  1. (English Braille) dis-

Symbol[edit]

  1. (archaic) / (the fraction/division sign)
  2. (Czech Braille) +

See also[edit]

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    • Braille eight-dot extensions from :