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Braille Patterns


The 30th 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) A letter rendering the print sequence w-i-t-h
  2. (French Braille) ù
  3. (Spanish Braille) ú
  4. (German Braille) A letter rendering the print sequence st
  5. (Hungarian Braille) ű
  6. (Czech Braille) ů
  7. (Slovak Braille) ô
  8. (Esperanto Braille) w ( is used for ĵ)
  9. (Russian Braille) ь (ʹ)
  10. (Albanian Braille) th
  11. (Arabic Braille) ط ()
  12. (Amharic Braille) ()
  13. (Bharati braille) ṭa
  14. (Burmese Braille) (ḍa)
  15. (Tibetan Braille) (tha)
  16. (Chinese Braille) The rime yue/-üe
  17. (Chinese Two-Cell Braille) The null onset - or the rime
  18. (Taiwan Braille) The rime ya/-ia
  19. (Cantonese Braille) The onset t (t') and rime it
  20. (Thai Braille) th

See alsoEdit

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(romaji mo)

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