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Georgian Braille is a braille alphabet used for writing the Georgian language. The assignments of the Georgian alphabet to braille patterns is largely consistent with unified international braille.[1]

Georgian Braille
Georgian Braille chart.jpg
Type
alphabet
LanguagesGeorgian
Parent systems
Braille
  • Georgian Braille
Print basis
Georgian alphabet

AlphabetEdit

 

a
 

b
 

g
 

d
 

e
 

v
 

z
 

t’
 

i
 

k
 

l
 

m
 

n
 

o
 

p
 

zh
 

r
 

s
 

t
 

u
 

p’
 

k’
 

gh
 

q
 

sh
 

ch’
 

ts’
 

dz
 

ts
 

ch
 

kh
 

dj
 

h

The basic braille range mostly conforms with international norms, with the exception of sounds which do not occur in Georgian, such as *f (reassigned in Georgian to თ t’), and *q, which is used for ჩ ch’ rather than ყ q. The assignment of to ჩ ch’ is reminiscent of Russian Braille, as is one or two other letters ( for შ sh is widespread in Eastern Europe), but most of the extended-letter assignments are unique to Georgian.

PunctuationEdit

Print , . ? ! ; : [*] „ ... “ ( ... )
Braille                         

^* ჻ is an old word divider, no longer in use.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ UNESCO (2013) World Braille Usage, 3rd edition.
  2. ^ Unicode code point U+10FB. The Unicode name is misleadingly 'paragraph separator'.