Ukrainian Braille

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Ukrainian Braille
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Ukrainian Braille is the braille alphabet of the Ukrainian language. It is based on Russian Braille, with a few additional letters found in the print Ukrainian alphabet.


Ukrainian does not use all the letters of the Russian alphabet, and it has the additional letters є, ґ, і, ї.

Print а a б b в v г h ґ g(?) д d е e є je ж zh з z и y
Braille ⠁ (braille pattern dots-1) ⠃ (braille pattern dots-12) ⠺ (braille pattern dots-2456) ⠛ (braille pattern dots-1245) ⠻ (braille pattern dots-12456) ⠙ (braille pattern dots-145) ⠑ (braille pattern dots-15) ⠜ (braille pattern dots-345) ⠚ (braille pattern dots-245) ⠵ (braille pattern dots-1356) ⠊ (braille pattern dots-24)
Print і i ї yi й j к k л l м m н n о o п p р r с s
Braille ⠽ (braille pattern dots-13456) ⠹ (braille pattern dots-1456) ⠯ (braille pattern dots-12346) ⠅ (braille pattern dots-13) ⠇ (braille pattern dots-123) ⠍ (braille pattern dots-134) ⠝ (braille pattern dots-1345) ⠕ (braille pattern dots-135) ⠏ (braille pattern dots-1234) ⠗ (braille pattern dots-1235) ⠎ (braille pattern dots-234)
Print т t у u ф f х kh ц ts ч ch ш sh щ shch ь ю ju я ja
Braille ⠞ (braille pattern dots-2345) ⠥ (braille pattern dots-136) ⠋ (braille pattern dots-124) ⠓ (braille pattern dots-125) ⠉ (braille pattern dots-14) ⠟ (braille pattern dots-12345) ⠱ (braille pattern dots-156) ⠭ (braille pattern dots-1346) ⠾ (braille pattern dots-23456) ⠳ (braille pattern dots-1256) ⠫ (braille pattern dots-1246)

The letter і was once found in Russian Braille, but has been dropped. є is the mirror image of a reported archaic form of Russian э. (See obsolete letters of Russian Braille.)

g was reported in Unesco (1990), but could not be confirmed by Unesco (2013). It is not repeated by[1]


Punctuation is from Unesco (1990) and has not been confirmed.

Single punctuation:

Print , . ? ! ; : - '
Braille ⠂ (braille pattern dots-2) ⠲ (braille pattern dots-256) ⠢ (braille pattern dots-26) ⠖ (braille pattern dots-235) ⠆ (braille pattern dots-23) ⠒ (braille pattern dots-25) ⠤ (braille pattern dots-36) ⠄ (braille pattern dots-3)

Paired punctuation:

Print « ...... » ( ...... )
Braille ⠦ (braille pattern dots-236)⠀ (braille pattern blank)⠴ (braille pattern dots-356) ⠶ (braille pattern dots-2356)⠀ (braille pattern blank)⠶ (braille pattern dots-2356)


italics capital number
⠸ (braille pattern dots-456) ⠨ (braille pattern dots-46) ⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456)


Numbers are the letters a–j introduced with , as in other braille alphabets.

See also


  • UNESCO (2013) World Braille Usage, 3rd edition.
  • Ukrainian Braille decoder.
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