Yugoslav Braille
Script type
Alphabet
Print basis
Gaj's Latin alphabet
Macedonian alphabet
Slovene alphabet
LanguagesSerbo-Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Related scripts
Parent systems
Braille
  • Yugoslav Braille

Yugoslav Braille is a family of closely related braille alphabets used for South Slavic languages of former Yugoslavia, namely Serbo-Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian. It is based on the unified international braille conventions, with the letters corresponding to their Latin transliterations.

Alphabet

Braille
Serbian а б ц ћ ч д ђ џ - е ф г -
Croatian a b c ć č d đ - e f g -
Macedonian а б ц - ч д - џ ѕ е ф г ѓ
Slovene a b c - č d - - - e f g -
Braille  
Serbian х и ј к - л љ м н њ о п  
Croatian h i j k - l lj m n nj o p  
Macedonian х и ј к ќ л љ м н њ о п  
Slovene h i j k - l - m n - o p  
Braille  
Serbian - р с ш т у в - - - з ж  
Croatian q r s š t u v w x y z ž  
Macedonian - р с ш т у в - - - з ж  
Slovene q r s š t u v w x y z ž  
Accents
(print accents illustrated on the letter e)
Print è ȅ é ȇ
Braille

Punctuation

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Serbian and Croatian Braille differ in quotation marks, brackets, and in the period/full stop vs. apostrophe.[1] There is less punctuation reported for Slovene and Macedonian Braille, but what there is matches Serbian conventions.

Blank cells in the tables are unattested.

Single punctuation:

Print , .[1] ? ! '[1] ; : * - _ / & § and ¶
Croatian
Serbian

Paired punctuation:

Print “…”[1] ‘…’ (…)[1] […] {…} /…/
Croatian
Serbian

Formatting

(num.) (end
num.)
(Caps) (CAPS) (l.c.) (emph.) (super-
script)

The superscript is reported for Croatian Braille; in Serbian Braille, is used for the virgule /. In Slovene Braille, the emphasis (bold/italic) marker is reported to be an abbreviation sign.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e The Croatian apostrophe is unusual by international standards, and it is possible the period and apostrophe were swapped in a copy error by Unesco (2013) and copied from them to other sources. Croatian Wikipedia gives for the period and for parentheses, both agreeing with Serbian Braille.