RE: Braille rendering of Unicode [OT 50%]

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Thu Aug 10 2000 - 12:00:06 EDT

At 11:10 AM 8/9/00 -0800, wrote:
>. (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).

No, they are provided for any case that you want to transmit 'final-form'
output for Braille, i.e. *after* the appropriate mapping has been done from
Unicode characters to the Braille system the user is using.

Being able to unambiguously 'freeze' the result of a Braille conversion and
to communicate that result to another device was explicitly requested by
the proponents of the Braille encoding in Unicode.


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