Estonian Braille

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Estonian Braille
Type
alphabet
LanguagesEstonian
Parent systems
Print basis
Estonian alphabet

Estonian Braille is the braille alphabet of the Estonian language.[1]

Alphabet[edit]

Estonian Braille uses the international (read French) norms for the letters ä ö ü. Š and ž are mirror-images of s and z, a strategy found in other alphabets. Õ is the mirror-image of ä, as the mirror-image of o is used for ö.

⠁ (braille pattern dots-1)
a
⠃ (braille pattern dots-12)
b
⠙ (braille pattern dots-145)
d
⠑ (braille pattern dots-15)
e
⠋ (braille pattern dots-124)
f
⠛ (braille pattern dots-1245)
g
⠓ (braille pattern dots-125)
h
⠊ (braille pattern dots-24)
i
⠚ (braille pattern dots-245)
j
⠅ (braille pattern dots-13)
k
⠇ (braille pattern dots-123)
l
⠍ (braille pattern dots-134)
m
⠝ (braille pattern dots-1345)
n
⠕ (braille pattern dots-135)
o
⠏ (braille pattern dots-1234)
p
⠗ (braille pattern dots-1235)
r
⠎ (braille pattern dots-234)
s
⠱ (braille pattern dots-156)
š
⠵ (braille pattern dots-1356)
z
⠮ (braille pattern dots-2346)
ž
⠞ (braille pattern dots-2345)
t
⠥ (braille pattern dots-136)
u
⠧ (braille pattern dots-1236)
v
⠣ (braille pattern dots-126)
õ
⠜ (braille pattern dots-345)
ä
⠪ (braille pattern dots-246)
ö
⠳ (braille pattern dots-1256)
ü

When c q w x y are used in foreign names, they have their normal values of .

Punctuation[edit]

Punctuation is nearly identical to that of Finnish Braille.

⠂ (braille pattern dots-2)
,
⠄ (braille pattern dots-3)
.
⠐ (braille pattern dots-5)
'
⠢ (braille pattern dots-26)
 ?
⠖ (braille pattern dots-235)
 !
⠆ (braille pattern dots-23)
 ;
⠒ (braille pattern dots-25)
 :
⠤ (braille pattern dots-36)
-
⠔ (braille pattern dots-35)
*
⠌ (braille pattern dots-34)
/
⠰ (braille pattern dots-56)⠀ (braille pattern blank)⠰ (braille pattern dots-56)
“ ... ”
⠦ (braille pattern dots-236)⠀ (braille pattern blank)⠴ (braille pattern dots-356)
( ... )
⠷ (braille pattern dots-12356)⠀ (braille pattern blank)⠾ (braille pattern dots-23456)
[ ... ]

Formatting[edit]

⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456)
(digit)
⠠ (braille pattern dots-6)
(caps)
⠨ (braille pattern dots-46)
(italics)
⠸ (braille pattern dots-456)
(bold)

References[edit]

  1. ^ UNESCO (2013) World Braille Usage, 3rd edition. (thanks, VanIsaac)