|Unicode name||BRAILLE PATTERN DOTS-1256|
|Unicode block||Braille Patterns|
The 38th character of the braille script.
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.
- (English Braille) A letter rendering the print sequence ou
- (Igbo Braille) ụ
- (French Braille, Spanish Braille, German Braille, Estonian Braille, Turkish Braille) ü
- (Lithuanian Braille) ū
- (Hungarian Braille) A letter rendering the print digraph ty
- (Czech Braille) ť
- (Esperanto Braille) ĥ
- (Greek Braille) ηυ (êu)
- (Albanian Braille) zh
- (Yugoslav Braille) ѕ (Macedonian)
- (Russian Braille) ю (yu)
- (Arabic Braille) ؤ (ʾū)
- (Amharic Braille) ዐ (ʿ)
- (Bharati braille) ū
- (Chinese Braille) The rime you/-iu
- (Taiwan Braille) The rime yu/-ü
- (Chinese Two-Cell Braille) The onset xu- or the rime -áo
- (Cantonese Braille) The rime ui
- (Vietnamese Braille) ư
- (Thai Braille) ต t (dt)
- (IPA Braille) ø
- (French Braille) 8
- (English Braille) out
- (Unified English Braille) typographic arrow indicator
- Combined with other characters to form various arrows. May be preceded with the Grade-1 marker ⟨⠰⟩ to avoid misreading as ou or out.
⠳ (Hepburn romanization shi)