Talk:International uniformity of braille alphabets

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Unified vs. IPA braille[edit]

I will be making a page on the IPA braille standard, but it may be worth our while to include IPA values in the unified braille table, including some unofficial unified patterns not currently found in the table, where there is a correspondence between IPA and another alphabet. VanIsaacWScontribs 02:36, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

God, I'm looking at that thing, and it seems like the table in the '90 report is really more of a phonetic sound correspondences rather than an actual IPA encoding. This is tough. I may be wrong in separating out those extra letters. I'll try to take a closer look in the next couple days and see if I can't rectify the '54 and '90 Unesco reports. VanIsaacWScontribs 04:00, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

Order[edit]

Two observations: 1) Isn't this probably best in the main braille article? 2) I have seen references where the bottom and right side patterns were split into a 6th and 7th group, although I can't remember exactly how. I know that I found the split in more than one place, so I think it's worth our while to explore it a bit more. VanIsaacWScontribs 02:40, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, the main braille page would probably be better. I was worried about it getting too cluttered. The UNESCO doc speaks of 5 decades and 13 leftover (right-side and bottom) letters. I arranged them this way to make the patterns apparent, as listing the 10 right-side letters as a 6th decade does not do that, but hopefully it's apparent that the original conception was five decades plus misc. — kwami (talk) 03:32, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
Maybe you've got something here, though. It could be used as the basis of a history of non-standard brailles and the process of unification. VanIsaacWScontribs 04:24, 5 May 2012 (UTC)