Latvian Braille

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

Latvian Braille is the braille alphabet of the Latvian language.

Alphabet[edit]

The alphabet is as follows.[1] It uses international w for v. All Latvian print diacritics are indicated by dot 6 in Latvian Braille; the international forms of u, v, and z have been abandoned to allow this to be a regular rule (compared to say Lithuanian Braille, which has a separate convention for such letters).

⠁ (braille pattern dots-1)
a
⠡ (braille pattern dots-16)
ā
⠃ (braille pattern dots-12)
b
⠉ (braille pattern dots-14)
c
⠩ (braille pattern dots-146)
č
⠙ (braille pattern dots-145)
d
⠑ (braille pattern dots-15)
e
⠱ (braille pattern dots-156)
ē
⠋ (braille pattern dots-124)
f
⠛ (braille pattern dots-1245)
g
⠻ (braille pattern dots-12456)
ģ
⠓ (braille pattern dots-125)
h
⠊ (braille pattern dots-24)
i
⠪ (braille pattern dots-246)
ī
⠚ (braille pattern dots-245)
j
⠅ (braille pattern dots-13)
k
⠥ (braille pattern dots-136)
ķ
⠇ (braille pattern dots-123)
l
⠧ (braille pattern dots-1236)
ļ
⠍ (braille pattern dots-134)
m
⠝ (braille pattern dots-1345)
n
⠽ (braille pattern dots-13456)
ņ
⠕ (braille pattern dots-135)
o
⠏ (braille pattern dots-1234)
p
⠗ (braille pattern dots-1235)
r
⠎ (braille pattern dots-234)
s
⠮ (braille pattern dots-2346)
š
⠞ (braille pattern dots-2345)
t
⠌ (braille pattern dots-34)
u
⠬ (braille pattern dots-346)
ū
⠺ (braille pattern dots-2456)
v
⠜ (braille pattern dots-345)
z
⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456)
ž

Punctuation[2][edit]

Print , .[3]  ?  !  ;  : ' « ... » ( ... ) - / /[4]
Braille ⠂ (braille pattern dots-2) ⠲ (braille pattern dots-256) ⠢ (braille pattern dots-26) ⠖ (braille pattern dots-235) ⠆ (braille pattern dots-23) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25) ⠄ (braille pattern dots-3) ⠦ (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 blank) ⠤ (braille pattern dots-36) ⠀ (braille pattern blank) ⠸ (braille pattern dots-456) ⠇ (braille pattern dots-123) ⠌ (braille pattern dots-34)

Formatting[edit]

⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456) ⠨ (braille pattern dots-46) ⠠ (braille pattern dots-6)
(digit) (caps) (l.c.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Latvijas Neredzīgo bibliotēka
  2. ^ World Braille Usage, UNESCO, 2013
  3. ^ And thus for ellipsis
  4. ^ is used for a virgule/slash in text, for one "on box".[clarification needed]