Kannada Braille
Script type
Print basis
Kannada alphabet
LanguagesKannada language
Related scripts
Parent systems
Indic

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

Alphabet

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
Braille
⠐ (braille pattern dots-5)
⠗ (braille pattern dots-1235)
⠠ (braille pattern dots-6)
⠗ (braille pattern dots-1235)
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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)

There is a single pre-formed conjunct, and two obsolete letters,

Print ಕ್ಷ
ISO kṣ
Braille
⠟ (braille pattern dots-12345)
⠻ (braille pattern dots-12456)
⠷ (braille pattern dots-12356)

and several syllable codas,

Print ಕ್ ಕಂ ಕಃ
ISO Halant Anusvara Visarga
Braille
⠈ (braille pattern dots-4)
⠰ (braille pattern dots-56)
⠠ (braille pattern dots-6)

Punctuation

See Bharati Braille#Punctuation.

References

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