Estonian Braille
Script type
alphabet
Print basis
Estonian alphabet
LanguagesEstonian
Related scripts
Parent systems

Estonian Braille is the braille alphabet of the Estonian language.[1]

Alphabet

Estonian Braille uses the international (read French) norms for the letters ä ö ü. Š and ž are mirror-images of s and z, a strategy found in other alphabets. Õ is the mirror-image of ä, as the mirror-image of o is used for ö.

⠁ (braille pattern dots-1)

a
⠃ (braille pattern dots-12)

b
⠙ (braille pattern dots-145)

d
⠑ (braille pattern dots-15)

e
⠋ (braille pattern dots-124)

f
⠛ (braille pattern dots-1245)

g
⠓ (braille pattern dots-125)

h
⠊ (braille pattern dots-24)

i
⠚ (braille pattern dots-245)

j
⠅ (braille pattern dots-13)

k
⠇ (braille pattern dots-123)

l
⠍ (braille pattern dots-134)

m
⠝ (braille pattern dots-1345)

n
⠕ (braille pattern dots-135)

o
⠏ (braille pattern dots-1234)

p
⠗ (braille pattern dots-1235)

r
⠎ (braille pattern dots-234)

s
⠱ (braille pattern dots-156)

š
⠵ (braille pattern dots-1356)

z
⠮ (braille pattern dots-2346)

ž
⠞ (braille pattern dots-2345)

t
⠥ (braille pattern dots-136)

u
⠧ (braille pattern dots-1236)

v
⠣ (braille pattern dots-126)

õ
⠜ (braille pattern dots-345)

ä
⠪ (braille pattern dots-246)

ö
⠳ (braille pattern dots-1256)

ü

When c q w x y are used in foreign names, they have their normal values of .

Punctuation

Punctuation is nearly identical to that of Finnish Braille.

⠂ (braille pattern dots-2)

,
⠄ (braille pattern dots-3)

.
⠐ (braille pattern dots-5)

'
⠢ (braille pattern dots-26)

 ?
⠖ (braille pattern dots-235)

 !
⠆ (braille pattern dots-23)

 ;
⠒ (braille pattern dots-25)

 :
⠤ (braille pattern dots-36)

-
⠔ (braille pattern dots-35)

*
⠌ (braille pattern dots-34)

/

Formatting

⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456)

(digit)
⠠ (braille pattern dots-6)

(caps)
⠨ (braille pattern dots-46)

(italics)
⠸ (braille pattern dots-456)

(bold)

References

  1. ^ UNESCO (2013) World Braille Usage Archived 2014-09-08 at the Wayback Machine, 3rd edition. (thanks, VanIsaac)