|Unicode name||BRAILLE PATTERN DOTS-256|
The 44th 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, French Braille) . (period / full stop)
- (English Braille) $
- (Bharati braille) the danda, । (⠲⠲ is the double danda, ॥)
- (English Braille) Not used for the decimal point, which is ⟨⠨⟩.
- (English Braille) Monetary usage abolished in Unified English Braille.
- (English Braille) A letter rendering the print sequence -dd-
- (Hausa Braille) ɗ
- (Tibetan Braille) subscript ཝ (wa) (see ⠺)
- (Chinese Braille) The rime weng/-ong
- (Chinese Two-Cell Braille) The onset yu-
- (Taiwan Braille) The rime yun/-ün
- (Cantonese Braille) The rime in
- (Thai Braille) tone ้ (2)
- (Korean Braille) Final ㅍ (p)
- (IPA Braille) Modifies the following letter; equivalent to rotation or the retroflex tail in print IPA
(English Braille) Cannot appear at the beginning or end of a word. Abolished in Unified English Braille.
- (English Braille) dis-