Braille Q.svg
Unicode name BRAILLE PATTERN DOTS-12345
Codepoint U+281F

TranslingualEdit

The 17th character of the braille script, standardized internationally as the letter q

EtymologyEdit

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.

LetterEdit

  1. (Braille) q
  2. (English Braille) Greek ϙ/ϟ (q)
  3. (Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba Braille) kw
  4. (Hungarian Braille) ö
  5. (Albanian Braille) rr (q is assigned to )
  6. (Hebrew Braille) ק (q)
  7. (Arabic Braille, Urdu Braille) ق‎ (q)
  8. (Amharic Braille) ()
  9. (Bharati braille) kṣa [apart from Urdu Braille]
  10. (Russian Braille) ч (ch)
  11. (Tibetan Braille) (ja)
  12. (Chinese Braille) The onset ch
  13. (Chinese Two-Cell Braille) The onset ni- or the rime -āi
  14. (Taiwan Braille) The onset f
  15. (Cantonese Braille) The onset gw (kw) and rime uk
  16. (Thai Braille) The vowel เือ eua

ContractionEdit

  1. (English Braille) quite

See alsoEdit

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    • Braille eight-dot extensions from :      

JapaneseEdit

SyllableEdit

(Hepburn romanization te)

  1. The hiragana syllable (te) or the katakana syllable (te) in Japanese braille.
Last modified on 17 February 2014, at 11:05