Yugoslav Braille

Summary

Yugoslav Braille is a family of closely related braille alphabets used for Serbo-Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian languages. It is based on the unified international braille conventions, with the letters corresponding to their Latin transliterations.

Yugoslav Braille
Script type
Alphabet
Print basis
Gaj's Latin alphabet
Macedonian alphabet
Slovene alphabet
LanguagesSerbo-Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Related scripts
Parent systems
Braille
  • Yugoslav Braille

AlphabetEdit

Braille
Serbian а б ц ћ ч д ђ џ - е ф г -
Croatian a b c ć č d đ - e f g -
Macedonian а б ц - ч д - џ ѕ е ф г ѓ
Slovene a b c - č d - - - e f g -
Braille  
Serbian х и ј к - л љ м н њ о п  
Croatian h i j k - l lj m n nj o p  
Macedonian х и ј к ќ л љ м н њ о п  
Slovene h i j k - l - m n - o p  
Braille  
Serbian - р с ш т у в - - - з ж  
Croatian q r s š t u v w x y z ž  
Macedonian - р с ш т у в - - - з ж  
Slovene q r s š t u v w x y z ž  
Accents
(print accents illustrated on the letter e)
Print è ȅ é ȇ
Braille

PunctuationEdit

Serbian and Croatian Braille differ in quotation marks, brackets, and in the period/full stop vs. apostrophe.[1] There is less punctuation reported for Slovene and Macedonian Braille, but what there is matches Serbian conventions.

Blank cells in the tables are unattested.

Single punctuation:

Print , .[1] ? ! '[1] ; : * - _ / & § and ¶
Croatian
Serbian

Paired punctuation:

Print “…”[1] ‘…’ (…)[1] […] {…} /…/
Croatian
Serbian

FormattingEdit

(num.) (end
num.)
(Caps) (CAPS) (l.c.) (emph.) (super-
script)

The superscript is reported for Croatian Braille; in Serbian Braille, is used for the virgule /. In Slovene Braille, the emphasis (bold/italic) marker is reported to be an abbreviation sign.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e The Croatian apostrophe is unusual by international standards, and it is possible the period and apostrophe were swapped in a copy error by Unesco (2013) and copied from them to other sources. Croatian Wikipedia gives for the period and for parentheses, both agreeing with Serbian Braille.