Telugu Braille

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Telugu Braille
Script type
Print basis
Telugu alphabet
LanguagesTelugu language
Related scripts
Parent systems
Indic

Telugu Braille is one of the Bharati braille alphabets, and it largely conforms to the letter values of the other Bharati alphabets.[1]

Alphabet[edit]

The alphabet is as follows.[1] Vowel letters are used rather than diacritics, and they occur after consonants in their spoken order. For orthographic conventions, see Bharati Braille.

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ISO a ā i ī u ū e ē ai o ō au
Braille ⠁ (braille pattern dots-1) ⠜ (braille pattern dots-345) ⠊ (braille pattern dots-24) ⠔ (braille pattern dots-35) ⠥ (braille pattern dots-136) ⠳ (braille pattern dots-1256) ⠢ (braille pattern dots-26) ⠑ (braille pattern dots-15) ⠌ (braille pattern dots-34) ⠭ (braille pattern dots-1346) ⠕ (braille pattern dots-135) ⠪ (braille pattern dots-246)
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ISO r̥̄ l̥̄
Braille ⠐ (braille pattern dots-5)⠗ (braille pattern dots-1235) ⠠ (braille pattern dots-6)⠗ (braille pattern dots-1235) ⠐ (braille pattern dots-5)⠇ (braille pattern dots-123) ⠠ (braille pattern dots-6)⠇ (braille pattern dots-123)
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ISO k kh g gh
Braille ⠅ (braille pattern dots-13) ⠨ (braille pattern dots-46) ⠛ (braille pattern dots-1245) ⠣ (braille pattern dots-126) ⠬ (braille pattern dots-346)
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ISO c ch j jh ñ
Braille ⠉ (braille pattern dots-14) ⠡ (braille pattern dots-16) ⠚ (braille pattern dots-245) ⠴ (braille pattern dots-356) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25)
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ISO ṭh ḍh
Braille ⠾ (braille pattern dots-23456) ⠺ (braille pattern dots-2456) ⠫ (braille pattern dots-1246) ⠿ (braille pattern dots-123456) ⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456)
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ISO t th d dh n
Braille ⠞ (braille pattern dots-2345) ⠹ (braille pattern dots-1456) ⠙ (braille pattern dots-145) ⠮ (braille pattern dots-2346) ⠝ (braille pattern dots-1345)
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ISO p ph b bh m
Braille ⠏ (braille pattern dots-1234) ⠖ (braille pattern dots-235) ⠃ (braille pattern dots-12) ⠘ (braille pattern dots-45) ⠍ (braille pattern dots-134)
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ISO y r l v
Braille ⠽ (braille pattern dots-13456) ⠗ (braille pattern dots-1235) ⠇ (braille pattern dots-123) ⠸ (braille pattern dots-456) ⠧ (braille pattern dots-1236)
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ISO ś s h
Braille ⠩ (braille pattern dots-146) ⠯ (braille pattern dots-12346) ⠎ (braille pattern dots-234) ⠓ (braille pattern dots-125) ⠻ (braille pattern dots-12456)

There is a single pre-formed conjunct,

Print క్ష
ISO kṣ
Braille ⠟ (braille pattern dots-12345)

and the full range of syllable codas,

Print క్ కం కః కఁ కఽ
ISO Halant Avagraha
Braille ⠈ (braille pattern dots-4) ⠰ (braille pattern dots-56) ⠠ (braille pattern dots-6) ⠄ (braille pattern dots-3) ⠂ (braille pattern dots-2)

Punctuation[edit]

See Bharati Braille#Punctuation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b World Braille Usage, UNESCO, 2013