Braille pattern dots-12346

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6-dot braille cells

The Braille pattern dots-12346 ( ) is a 6-dot braille cell with both top, both bottom, and the middle left dots raised, or an 8-dot braille cell with both top, both lower-middle, and the upper-middle left dots raised. It is represented by the Unicode code point U+282f, and in Braille ASCII with the ampersand: &.

Character ⠯ (braille pattern dots-12346)
Unicode name BRAILLE PATTERN DOTS-12346
Encodings decimal hex
Unicode 10287 U+282F
UTF-8 226 160 175 E2 A0 AF
Numeric character reference ⠯ ⠯
Braille ASCII 38 26

Unified Braille[edit]

In unified international braille, the braille pattern dots-12346 is used to represent a voiceless alveolar or dental fricative, such as /s/ or /s̪/ when multiple letters correspond to these values, and is otherwise assigned as needed.[1]

Table of unified braille values[edit]

French Braille Ç
English Braille and
German Braille &, ge
Bharati Braille ष / ષ / ষ / ଷ / ష / ಷ / ഷ / ஷ / ෂ / ص ‎[2]
Icelandic Braille Ý
IPA Braille click modifier
Slovak Braille Ý
Arabic Braille ص
Persian Braille ص
Irish Braille Á
Thai Braille p

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Other braille[edit]

Japanese Braille he / へ / ヘ [1]
Korean Braille ul / 울 [1]
Mainland Chinese Braille yuan, -üan [1]
Taiwanese Braille weng, -ong / ㄨㄥ
Two-Cell Chinese Braille nu- -ǎn
Nemeth Braille  ! (factorial) [2]
Gardner Salinas Braille & (ampersand) [3]
Algerian Braille ه ‎[1]

Plus dots 7 and 8[edit]

Related to Braille pattern dots-12346 are Braille patterns 123467, 123468, and 1234678, which are used in 8-dot braille systems, such as Gardner-Salinas and Luxembourgish Braille.

Character ⡯ (braille pattern dots-123467) ⢯ (braille pattern dots-123468) ⣯ (braille pattern dots-1234678)
Unicode name BRAILLE PATTERN DOTS-123467 BRAILLE PATTERN DOTS-123468 BRAILLE PATTERN DOTS-1234678
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 10351 U+286F 10415 U+28AF 10479 U+28EF
UTF-8 226 161 175 E2 A1 AF 226 162 175 E2 A2 AF 226 163 175 E2 A3 AF
Numeric character reference ⡯ ⡯ ⢯ ⢯ ⣯ ⣯
dots 123467 dots 123468 dots 1234678
Gardner Salinas Braille [3]

related 8-dot kantenji patterns[edit]

In the Japanese kantenji braille, the standard 8-dot Braille patterns 23578, 123578, 234578, and 1234578 are the patterns related to Braille pattern dots-12346, since the two additional dots of kantenji patterns 012346, 123467, and 0123467 are placed above the base 6-dot cell, instead of below, as in standard 8-dot braille.

Character ⣖ (braille pattern dots-23578) ⣗ (braille pattern dots-123578) ⣞ (braille pattern dots-234578) ⣟ (braille pattern dots-1234578)
Unicode name BRAILLE PATTERN DOTS-23578 BRAILLE PATTERN DOTS-123578 BRAILLE PATTERN DOTS-234578 BRAILLE PATTERN DOTS-1234578
Encodings decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex decimal hex
Unicode 10454 U+28D6 10455 U+28D7 10462 U+28DE 10463 U+28DF
UTF-8 226 163 150 E2 A3 96 226 163 151 E2 A3 97 226 163 158 E2 A3 9E 226 163 159 E2 A3 9F
Numeric character reference ⣖ ⣖ ⣗ ⣗ ⣞ ⣞ ⣟ ⣟

Kantenji using braille patterns 23578, 123578, 234578, or 1234578[edit]

  • ⣟ (braille pattern dots-1234578) - 玉

Variants[edit]

  • ⣗ (braille pattern dots-123578) ⠊ (braille pattern dots-24) - へ/玉 + selector 1 = 王
  • ⣗ (braille pattern dots-123578) ⠌ (braille pattern dots-34) - へ/玉 + selector 2 = 㸹
  • ⣗ (braille pattern dots-123578) ⡈ (braille pattern dots-47) - へ/玉 + selector 3 = 主
  • ⢡ (braille pattern dots-168) ⣞ (braille pattern dots-234578) - 数 + へ/玉 = 丙

Compounds[edit]

  • ⣗ (braille pattern dots-123578) ⠢ (braille pattern dots-26) ⡪ (braille pattern dots-2467) - へ/玉/王 + ら/月 + た/⽥ = 瑠
  • ⢇ (braille pattern dots-1238) ⣞ (braille pattern dots-234578) - き/木 + へ//主 = 柱
  • ⡃ (braille pattern dots-127) ⣞ (braille pattern dots-234578) - な/人 + へ//主 = 住
  • ⡇ (braille pattern dots-1237) ⣞ (braille pattern dots-234578) - に/水 + へ//主 = 注
  • ⡵ (braille pattern dots-13567) ⣞ (braille pattern dots-234578) - と/戸 + へ/玉 = 屈
  • ⣗ (braille pattern dots-123578) ⠐ (braille pattern dots-5) ⠎ (braille pattern dots-234) - へ/玉/王 + selector 5 + い/糸 = 璃
  • ⠓ (braille pattern dots-125) ⣞ (braille pattern dots-234578) - う/家 + へ/玉 = 宝
  • ⣗ (braille pattern dots-123578) ⠮ (braille pattern dots-2346) - へ/玉/王 + り/分 = 理

[4] [5] [6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "World Braille Usage". UNESCO. Retrieved 2012-04-19. .
  2. ^ a b "Introductino to Bharati Braille". Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Index of Topics in Braille Section". Oregon State University Science Access Project Braille topics. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  4. ^ "盲人と文字 -漢点字の世界". Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "漢点字". Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "漢点字入門". Retrieved 30 December 2013.