Braille encoder
Calculator allows you to translate given plain text into Braille.

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Input - enter your message, which you're going to write in Braille

Output - your message in Braille goes here

⠉⠁⠇⠉⠥⠇⠇⠁⠨⠉⠕⠍⠀⠤⠀⠎⠍⠁⠗⠞⠀⠉⠁⠇⠉⠥⠇⠁⠞⠕⠗⠎⠀⠕⠝⠇⠊⠝⠑

Some facts

  • Braille allows to write any text using palpable by touch points.
  • Braille was created for blind people.
  • Reading Braille text relies on sensing convex dots, which are arranged in patterns assigned to characters (letters, numbers, punctuation characters, etc.).
  • In the basic version, Braille allows to write up to 64 characters using 6 dots arranged in 3 rows:

  • The first version of Braille alphabet was developed in 1824 year by Louis Braille, who lost his sight as a result of an accident.
  • Braille alphabet was inspired by pre-existing military systems used for communication in total darkness.
  • Since 2001, Braille characters have become part of the international UNICODE characters. The range of assigned codes is U+2800 to U+28FF, which allows to encode all 64 basic characters and 128 additional characters containing one extra row (a total of 256 characters). The document defining Braille characters in UNICODE is ISO 11548-1.
  • If you want to learn how to write individual characters in Braille (letters, numbers, punctuation etc.), check out other calculator: Braille alphabet.

See also

  • If you're interested in various ways of coding information check out our other calculators:
    • URL encoding (sometimes called percent-encoding) - used mainly when sending www addresses and forms during HTTP(S) queries,
    • BASE64 encoding - a popular way of sending binary data on the internet using protocols originally designed as text,
    • Braille alphabet - a way of encoding text using convex points arranged on a plane, designed for the blind people,
    • Morse code - a way of writing textual information using pulses of different length, e.g. electric or light, formerly used in telegraphy,
    • punycode - a way to encode internet domains containing international characters ouside of Latin alphabet.

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