Re: [BRLTTY] Braille in CLDR

From: Erkki Kolehmainen (
Date: Mon May 29 2006 - 01:57:26 CDT

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    The UCS/Unicode standards already contain the encoding of the Braille
    symbols. What we are talking here as the first step with CLDR (with the
    forthcoming 1.5 as the target release) is to map the symbols (in 6-bit
    and 8-bit forms) at least in each language_country environment (and
    possibly more refined as variants) to the corresponding values (i.e.,
    mostly characters).

    Until we have been able to do this, it doesn't sound feasible to start
    working with contractions in CLDR.

    Erkki I. Kolehmainen

    Samuel Thibault wrote:

    > Nicolas Pitre, le Fri 26 May 2006 13:51:42 -0400, a écrit :
    >>Therefore Unicode should really stick to straight braille glyph
    >>representations and leave more complex transformation/encoding to
    >>specialized applications.
    > We're talking about CLDR, not Unicode.
    >>Otherwise you'll have to consider the Nemeth
    >>braille code for mathematic symbols, the different musical braille
    >>codes, etc. And even the different institutions for the blind around
    >>the world didn't agree with each other yet on a common standard for
    >>straight uncontracted braille even in the same language, so...
    > maybe trying to put such information in CLDR would help agreeing? At
    > least for French, there _has_ been an effort to agree on uncontracted
    > braille. But some languages (like hindi for instance) have very
    > varying braille writing indeed.
    > Samuel
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