Latvian Braille
Script type
alphabet
Print basis
Latvian alphabet
LanguagesLatvian
Related scripts
Parent systems
Braille
  • Latvian Braille

Latvian Braille is the braille alphabet of the Latvian language.

Alphabet

The alphabet is as follows.[1] It uses international w for v. All Latvian print diacritics are indicated by dot 6 in Latvian Braille; the international forms of u, v, and z have been abandoned to allow this to be a regular rule (compared to say Lithuanian Braille, which has a separate convention for such letters).

⠁ (braille pattern dots-1)

a
⠡ (braille pattern dots-16)

ā
⠃ (braille pattern dots-12)

b
⠉ (braille pattern dots-14)

c
⠩ (braille pattern dots-146)

č
⠙ (braille pattern dots-145)

d
⠑ (braille pattern dots-15)

e
⠱ (braille pattern dots-156)

ē
⠋ (braille pattern dots-124)

f
⠛ (braille pattern dots-1245)

g
⠻ (braille pattern dots-12456)

ģ
⠓ (braille pattern dots-125)

h
⠊ (braille pattern dots-24)

i
⠪ (braille pattern dots-246)

ī
⠚ (braille pattern dots-245)

j
⠅ (braille pattern dots-13)

k
⠥ (braille pattern dots-136)

ķ
⠇ (braille pattern dots-123)

l
⠧ (braille pattern dots-1236)

ļ
⠍ (braille pattern dots-134)

m
⠝ (braille pattern dots-1345)

n
⠽ (braille pattern dots-13456)

ņ
⠕ (braille pattern dots-135)

o
⠏ (braille pattern dots-1234)

p
⠗ (braille pattern dots-1235)

r
⠎ (braille pattern dots-234)

s
⠮ (braille pattern dots-2346)

š
⠞ (braille pattern dots-2345)

t
⠌ (braille pattern dots-34)

u
⠬ (braille pattern dots-346)

ū
⠺ (braille pattern dots-2456)

v
⠜ (braille pattern dots-345)

z
⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456)

ž

Punctuation

[2]

Print , .[3] ? ! ; : ' « ... » ( ... ) - / /[4]
Braille
⠂ (braille pattern dots-2)
⠲ (braille pattern dots-256)
⠢ (braille pattern dots-26)
⠖ (braille pattern dots-235)
⠆ (braille pattern dots-23)
⠒ (braille pattern dots-25)
⠄ (braille pattern dots-3)
⠦ (braille pattern dots-236)
⠀ (braille pattern blank)
⠴ (braille pattern dots-356)
⠶ (braille pattern dots-2356)
⠀ (braille pattern blank)
⠶ (braille pattern dots-2356)
⠤ (braille pattern dots-36)
⠀ (braille pattern blank)
⠤ (braille pattern dots-36)
⠀ (braille pattern blank)
⠸ (braille pattern dots-456)
⠇ (braille pattern dots-123)
⠌ (braille pattern dots-34)

Formatting

⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456)
⠨ (braille pattern dots-46)
⠠ (braille pattern dots-6)
(digit) (caps) (l.c.)

References

  1. ^ "Latvijas Neredzīgo bibliotēka". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2012-08-14.
  2. ^ World Braille Usage, UNESCO, 2013
  3. ^ And thus for ellipsis
  4. ^ is used for a virgule/slash in text, for one "on box".[clarification needed]