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Braille Patterns


The 27th 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 f-o-r
  2. (French Braille) é
  3. (Arabic Braille) ظ ()
  4. (Bharati braille) ḍha
  5. (Burmese Braille) (ḍha)
  6. (Tibetan Braille) (dza)
  7. (Chinese Braille) The rime wa/-ua
  8. (Chinese Two-Cell Braille) The onset nü- or the rime -ǎi
  9. (Taiwan Braille) The rime wen/-un
  10. (Thai Braille) h
  11. (IPA Braille) ɲ


  1. (Braille) A strike-out to cover up a typing/embossing error, or a missing value in a table
  2. (German Braille) %
  3. (Icelandic Braille) @

Usage notesEdit

  • (English Braille) Used on Canadian currency, but this does not correspond to its value in English Braille.

See alsoEdit

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(romaji me)

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