Faroese Braille

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Faroese Braille
Type
alphabet
Languages Faroese
Parent systems
Braille
  • Faroese Braille
Print basis
Faroese alphabet

Faroese Braille is the braille alphabet of the Faroese language. It has different letter assignments that other Scandinavian braille alphabets.[1]

Alphabet[edit]

Faroese Braille does not use the international (read French) norms for letters with accent marks, and it does not much resemble Danish Braille apart from the borrowed letters æ, ø.

⠁ (braille pattern dots-1)
a
⠌ (braille pattern dots-34)
á
⠃ (braille pattern dots-12)
b
⠙ (braille pattern dots-145)
d
⠹ (braille pattern dots-1456)
ð
⠑ (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-126)
í
⠚ (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-23456)
ó
⠏ (braille pattern dots-1234)
p
⠗ (braille pattern dots-1235)
r
⠎ (braille pattern dots-234)
s
⠞ (braille pattern dots-2345)
t
⠥ (braille pattern dots-136)
u
⠷ (braille pattern dots-12356)
ú
⠧ (braille pattern dots-1236)
v
⠽ (braille pattern dots-13456)
y
⠿ (braille pattern dots-123456)
ý
⠜ (braille pattern dots-345)
æ
⠪ (braille pattern dots-246)
ø

The letter eth (ð) has the form of English Braille th. The letter í is the same as in Icelandic Braille, and á, ú are of the same shape, though rotated or inverted compared to Icelandic.

Punctuation[edit]

⠂ (braille pattern dots-2)
,
⠄ (braille pattern dots-3)
⠆ (braille pattern dots-23)
 ;
⠒ (braille pattern dots-25)
 :
⠲ (braille pattern dots-256)
.
⠖ (braille pattern dots-235)
 !
⠢ (braille pattern dots-26)
 ?
⠤ (braille pattern dots-36)
-
⠌ (braille pattern dots-34)
/
 
⠦ (braille pattern dots-236) ⠀ (braille pattern blank) ⠴ (braille pattern dots-356)
“   ...   ”
⠶ (braille pattern dots-2356) ⠀ (braille pattern blank) ⠶ (braille pattern dots-2356)
(   ...   )
⠤ (braille pattern dots-36) ⠤ (braille pattern dots-36)
⠄ (braille pattern dots-3) ⠄ (braille pattern dots-3) ⠄ (braille pattern dots-3)
...

The apostrophe, , is also used a the mark of abbreviations, while is used as a period / full stop.

Formatting[edit]

⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456)
(num.)
⠠ (braille pattern dots-6)
(caps)
⠰ (braille pattern dots-56)
(ital.)

References[edit]

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