Braille R.svg
Unicode name BRAILLE PATTERN DOTS-1235
Unicode block Braille Patterns
Codepoint U+2817


The 18th character of the braille script, standardized internationally as the letter r


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.


  1. (Braille) r
  2. (Greek Braille) ρ (r)
  3. (Yugoslav Braille) r / р
  4. (Russian Braille) р (r)
  5. (Hebrew Braille) ר ‎(r)
  6. (Arabic Braille) ر‎ (r)
  7. (Amharic Braille) (r)
  8. (Bharati braille) ra
  9. (Tibetan Braille) (ra)
  10. (Chinese Braille) The rime er
  11. (Chinese Two-Cell Braille) The onset li- or the rime -āo
  12. (Taiwan Braille) The onset h
  13. (Cantonese Braille) The onset k (k') and rime ik
  14. (Thai Braille) r
  15. (Korean Braille) ‎(ae)


  1. (English Braille) rather

See alsoEdit

(Braille script):                








    • Braille eight-dot extensions from :      



(Hepburn romanization chi)

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