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Maltese Braille is the braille alphabet of the Maltese language. It was in the news in 2005 with the publication of the first braille Bible in Maltese.[1]

Maltese Braille
Type
Alphabet
LanguagesMaltese
Parent systems
Braille
Print basis
Maltese alphabet

ChartEdit

The alphabet is as follows. (See Maltese alphabet.) Ż has the form of international y.[2][better source needed]

 
 
 
a
 
b
 
ċ
 
d
 
e
 
f
 
ġ
 
g
 
 
h
 
ħ
 
i
 
j
 
k
 
l
 
m
 
n
 
o
 
p
 
q
 
r
 
s
 
t
 
u
 
v
 
w
 
x
 
z
 
ż

UNESCO (2013) shows very different, and supposedly confirmed, letter assignments:[3]

ċ, ġ, ħ, j, x, ż [sic], z.

This appears to be an old proposal that was never implemented, one which followed the sounds of the letters of the print alphabet rather than the letters themselves.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Braille Bible in Maltese: 'a dream come true', Times of Malta, 2005 Nov 6
  2. ^ Kummissjoni Nazzjonali Persuni b’Diżabilità (KNPD)
  3. ^ UNESCO (2013) World Braille Usage, 3rd edition.