Talk:Japanese Braille

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I made this page for those who can not search in Japanese but are interested in what Japanese Braille is like. A currently better page (and what this version is based on) is on the Japanese version of this page:

Nesnad 3 July 2005 15:46 (UTC)

Doubled tables[edit]

Will somebody please change the braille charts to make them accessible to blind people who are reading this article? The Vietnamese braille page gives the braille-dot-numbers for each character and the Chinese braille page gives the ASCII-braille equivalent for each character. Will somebody please do something to make this Japanese braille page accessible to blind people? It's not fair if only sighted people can read about braille! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:34, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

"Since the graphical tables are viewable by all browsers..." ??? What about blind computer users trying to learn about braille?? Look at the Vietnamese Braille page and you'll see that they showed each character both graphically AND in text format (character name followed by dot numbers). You should think twice before making a page about BRAILLE inaccessible to people who can't see graphics! Shame! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:41, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Since the graphical tables are viewable by all browsers, is the unicode table necessary? --DannyWilde 07:00, 19 October 2005 (UTC)

I see no reason it should be. Let's get rid of them. Jimp 04:25, 28 August 2006 (UTC)


would like to know who came up with this system for Japanese braille and when ... annon

... and how. Jimp 04:21, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
Japanese wiki says that Kuraji Ishikawa (石川倉次) came up with it for the Tokyo School of the Blind and Mute (東京盲唖学校) in 1890. kwami (talk) 08:41, 30 January 2008 (UTC)


Is Japanese Braille written the same way as Japanese text is (from top to bottom, right to left)? Or it is it written the same way English Braille is (from left to right, top to bottom)?--Fantasticmio (talk) 02:06, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Tutorial link[edit]

should somebody with an account come across this, please replace the current dead link with a working wayback-machine one: — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:36, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Braille cell template[edit]

I have changed the punctuation and dakuten/yoon/etc. tables to an image template. I wanted to ensure two things: 1) that the comma and Latin prefix are, in fact, the same, and 2) that the alt text Braille are still blind accessible (see #Doubled tables). VanIsaacWScontribs 04:21, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

In regards to #2, the Braille Cell template now automatically includes the Unicode character as the default alt text. Will this work for accessibility for visual impairment? VanIsaacWScontribs 03:55, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:Refreshable Braille display which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RMCD bot 16:25, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Please add the other Unicode Character values for all of the other diacritic character and punctuation please...[edit]

managed to show it decently enough with both Graphic and Unicode values for the basic characters and graphically for the rest of the characters..just lacking completeness on the Unicode Block. (talk) 20:44, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

Nevermind - My apologies, please. Just noticed that the Unicade characters used are for the Hiragana not the Uniced points. There are Unicode characters that would be nice to add, however, while I am on the topic though. (talk) 21:08, 9 March 2016 (UTC)