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Braille Patterns


The 33rd 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.


  1. (English Braille, Hausa Braille, Igbo Braille) A letter rendering the print digraph sh
  2. (French Braille, Romanian Braille) î
  3. (German Braille) A letter rendering the print digraph ei
  4. (Hungarian Braille) A letter rendering the print digraph cs
  5. (Polish Braille) ć
  6. (Czech Braille, Lithuanian Braiille, Latvian Braille) č
  7. (Esperanto Braille) ĉ
  8. (Albanian Braille) ç
  9. (Yugoslav Braille) ć / ћ
  10. (Greek Braille) ει (ei)
  11. (Turkish Braille) ş
  12. (Yoruba Braille)
  13. (Hebrew Braille) שׁ (sh)
  14. (Arabic Braille) ش (sh)
  15. (Amharic Braille) (š)
  16. (Bharati braille) śa
  17. (Tibetan Braille) (zha)
  18. (Chinese Braille) The rime yan/-ian
  19. (Chinese Two-Cell Braille) The onset zhu- or the rime -óu
  20. (Taiwan Braille) The rime ao
  21. (Cantonese Braille) The rime ai
  22. (Thai Braille) The vowel เ◌อ oe
  23. (Korean Braille) (yu)
  24. (IPA Braille) æ


  1. (French Braille) 3



  1. (English Braille) shall

See alsoEdit

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(romaji ku)

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