Bengali Braille
বাংলা ব্রেইল
Bangla Braille
Script type
Print basis
Bengali alphabet
LanguagesBengali
Related scripts
Parent systems

Bengali Braille is used for the Bengali language. According to UNESCO (2013),[1] there are slight different braille conventions for Bengali language in India, where the generic Bharati Braille is followed, and in Bangladesh. This article compares Bengali Braille in the two countries.

Bengali Braille chart

Vowel Alphabets

Print
Bangladesh
⠁ (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-15)
⠌ (braille pattern dots-34)
⠕ (braille pattern dots-135)
⠪ (braille pattern dots-246)
⠐ (braille pattern dots-5)
⠗ (braille pattern dots-1235)
-[2]
India
⠐ (braille pattern dots-5)
⠇ (braille pattern dots-123)

Consonant Alphabets

Print
Bangladesh
⠅ (braille pattern dots-13)
⠭ (braille pattern dots-1346)
⠛ (braille pattern dots-1245)
⠣ (braille pattern dots-126)
⠬ (braille pattern dots-346)
⠉ (braille pattern dots-14)
⠡ (braille pattern dots-16)
⠚ (braille pattern dots-245)
⠵ (braille pattern dots-1356)
⠒ (braille pattern dots-25)
India
⠨ (braille pattern dots-46)
⠴ (braille pattern dots-356)
Print
Bangladesh
&
India
⠾ (braille pattern dots-23456)
⠺ (braille pattern dots-2456)
⠫ (braille pattern dots-1246)
⠿ (braille pattern dots-123456)
⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456)
⠞ (braille pattern dots-2345)
⠹ (braille pattern dots-1456)
⠙ (braille pattern dots-145)
⠮ (braille pattern dots-2346)
⠝ (braille pattern dots-1345)
Print
Bangladesh
⠏ (braille pattern dots-1234)
⠖ (braille pattern dots-235)
⠃ (braille pattern dots-12)
⠧ (braille pattern dots-1236)
⠍ (braille pattern dots-134)
⠽ (braille pattern dots-13456)
⠗ (braille pattern dots-1235)
⠇ (braille pattern dots-123)
India
⠘ (braille pattern dots-45)
Print ক্ষ জ্ঞ ড় ঢ় য়[3]
Bangladesh
⠩ (braille pattern dots-146)
⠯ (braille pattern dots-12346)
⠎ (braille pattern dots-234)
⠓ (braille pattern dots-125)
⠟ (braille pattern dots-12345)
⠱ (braille pattern dots-156)
⠻ (braille pattern dots-12456)
⠷ (braille pattern dots-12356)
⠢ (braille pattern dots-26)
⠐ (braille pattern dots-5)
⠞ (braille pattern dots-2345)
India
⠐ (braille pattern dots-5)
⠻ (braille pattern dots-12456)
(?)[4]

Codas (Script modifiers)

Print
 ্  ং  ঃ  ঁ
Bangladesh
&
India
⠈ (braille pattern dots-4)
⠰ (braille pattern dots-56)
⠠ (braille pattern dots-6)
⠄ (braille pattern dots-3)
⠂ (braille pattern dots-2)
⠲ (braille pattern dots-256)

Numerals

Bengali numerals
Bangladesh
&
India
⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456)
⠁ (braille pattern dots-1)
⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456)
⠃ (braille pattern dots-12)
⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456)
⠉ (braille pattern dots-14)
⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456)
⠙ (braille pattern dots-145)
⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456)
⠑ (braille pattern dots-15)
⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456)
⠋ (braille pattern dots-124)
⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456)
⠛ (braille pattern dots-1245)
⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456)
⠓ (braille pattern dots-125)
⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456)
⠊ (braille pattern dots-24)
⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456)
⠚ (braille pattern dots-245)

Punctuation marks

Print , ; : ? ! -
Bangladesh
&
India
⠂ (braille pattern dots-2)
⠆ (braille pattern dots-23)
⠒ (braille pattern dots-25)
⠦ (braille pattern dots-236)
⠖ (braille pattern dots-235)
⠤ (braille pattern dots-36)
⠤ (braille pattern dots-36)
⠤ (braille pattern dots-36)

See also

References

  1. ^ World Braille Usage Archived 2014-09-08 at the Wayback Machine, UNESCO, 2013
  2. ^ The braille letter for is not attested from Bangladesh. (It is an obsolete vowel in modern Bengali language.)
  3. ^ In other Bharati braille alphabets, this is transcribed as short vowel e.
  4. ^ The braille letter for is not attested from India.