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Braille ST.svg
Unicode name BRAILLE PATTERN DOTS-34
Unicode block Braille Patterns
Codepoint U+280C

Translingual[edit]

The 51st 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 st
  2. (German Braille) A letter rendering the print digraph äu
  3. (French Braille) ì (in foreign words)
  4. (Spanish Braille) í
  5. (Hungarian Braille) í
  6. (Czech Braille) í
  7. (Latvian Braille) u
  8. (Hausa Braille) ts
  9. (Yugoslav Braille) ќ (Macedonian)
  10. (Arabic Braille) أ‎ (ʾa)
  11. (Bharati braille) ai
  12. (Chinese Braille) The onset zh
  13. (Chinese Two-Cell Braille) The onset d- or the rime -èi
  14. (Taiwan Braille) The rime wu/-u
  15. (Cantonese Braille) The rime aau
  16. (Thai Braille) ch
  17. (Korean Braille) (ye)
  18. (IPA Braille) ɪ

Punctuation mark[edit]

  1. (English Braille, French Braille) / (slash)

Usage notes[edit]

This is used for the fraction mark, whether a slash or an underscore in print.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Unified English Braille ⠸⠌

Contraction[edit]

  1. (English Braille) still

See also[edit]

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    • Braille eight-dot extensions from :      

Japanese[edit]

Syllable[edit]

(Hepburn romanization ya)

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