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Unicode name BRAILLE PATTERN DOTS-5
Codepoint U+2810

TranslingualEdit

The 60th character of the braille script

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.

SymbolEdit

  1. (English Braille) A logogram prefix:
    ⠐⠓ here, ⠐⠮ there, ⠐⠱ where, ⠐⠑ ever, ⠐⠳ ought, ⠐⠋ father, ⠐⠍ mother, ⠐⠝ name, ⠐⠡ character, ⠐⠟ question, ⠐⠅ know, ⠐⠇ lord, ⠐⠕ one, ⠐⠙ day, ⠐⠎ some, ⠐⠏ part, ⠐⠞ time, ⠐⠗ right, ⠐⠹ through, ⠐⠥ under, ⠐⠺ work, ⠐⠽ young
  2. (French Braille) A symbol prefix:
    ⠐⠏ §, ⠐⠿ &, ⠐⠉ ©, ⠐⠗ ®, ⠐⠞ ™, ⠐⠬ %, ⠐⠬⠬ ‰, ⠐⠬⠬⠬
  3. (Czech Braille) The marker for lower case
  4. (Bharati braille) (the point of Devanagari used to derive non-Indic (Arabic, English) sounds. In Urdu Braille, this is only used in India, and marks a following consonant, such as gh, th, etc, as having its Arabic fricative rather than Hindi aspirate reading.)
  5. (IPA Braille) In-line or over-stroke diacritic; ligature
    ⠐⠻ overstroke tilde (◌̴), ⠐⠗ rhotic diacritic (◌˞), ⠐⠄ ejective apostrophe

Punctuation markEdit

  1. (Arabic Braille) comma
  2. (Chinese Braille) comma

LetterEdit

  1. (Greek Braille) (accent)
  2. (Taiwan Braille) Tone 4
  3. (Cantonese Braille) Tone 8
  4. (Korean Braille) Initial (r)

See alsoEdit

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Last modified on 16 June 2013, at 15:51