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Braille

Origins
Braille was created by Louis Braille (1809-1852), a French teacher of the blind. It consists of patterns of raised dots which enable blind and partially sighted people to read through touch. The dots are arranged in cells of up six dots in a 3 x 2 configuration. Each cell represents a letter, numeral or punctuation mark. Some frequently used words and letter combinations also have their own single cell patterns.

Braille patterns

Links
Free Braille fonts
http://www.tsbvi.edu/Education/fonts.html

Other alternative writing systems:
Braille, Deseret, Gy?nz, Mesa, Moon, Morse code, Nikhilipi, Quikscript/Read Alphabet, Shavian, Theban, Unifon, 12480
 

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