> No. These are at most the building blocks for braille. A better parallel
> would be to consider these "presentation glyphs" for braille. (But I think
> that the main reason why these patterns are in Unicode is to encode runs of
> braille-looking characters in didactic texts for *sighted* people).
The other afb page cited lists 'translation' software and refers to it
as being a level 2 task. Presumably the unicode codepoints in braille
would make a great format for these translations on their way to a
printer. One would hope they would get such use and not simply for
braille-looking characters on paper or screen.. Is there a standard file
format for those devices?
> AFAIK, braille conversion is a relatively complex thing, that involves using
> "escape sequences"
Yet another complex script :)
It sounded to me like a transliteration problem at first. I have
somewhere a first cut at a unicode <-> braille mapping.
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