# Computer Braille Code

Computer Braille is an adaptation of braille to represent the computer code. Unlike standard 6-dot braille scripts, but like Gardner–Salinas braille codes, this may employ the extended 8-dot braille patterns. The resulting 256 braille characters are assigned to the 256 characters of 8-bit computer encodings.

There are two standards of representation of computer code with braille:

1) The Computer Braille Code as defined by the Braille Authority of North America.[1] It employs only the 6-dot braille patterns to represent all code points of ASCII as well as many technical characters and commands. It is virtually identical to the Braille ASCII, a system of representation of braille with ASCII characters, which goal is mirrored to the Computer Braille Code. To represent ASCII code points 0x60, 0x7B, 0x7C, 0x7D, 0x7E as well as capital letters the 4-5-6 character is used as the shift indicator or modifier. Thus, ``` (grave accent, 0x60) is represented by , where is assigned to `@` (at sign, 0x40). In other words, either adds or subtracts 32 to or from the ASCII value of the following character. Unlike Braille ASCII `_` (underscore, 0x40) is represented by .

_0 _1 _2 _3 _4 _5 _6 _7 _8 _9 _A _B _C _D _E _F SP ⠀ 32 ! ⠮ 33 " ⠐ 34 # ⠼ 35 \$ ⠫ 36 % ⠩ 37 & ⠯ 38 ' ⠄ 39 ( ⠷ 40 ) ⠾ 41 * ⠡ 42 + ⠬ 43 , ⠠ 44 - ⠤ 45 . ⠨ 46 / ⠌ 47 0 ⠴ 48 1 ⠂ 49 2 ⠆ 50 3 ⠒ 51 4 ⠲ 52 5 ⠢ 53 6 ⠖ 54 7 ⠶ 55 8 ⠦ 56 9 ⠔ 57 : ⠱ 58 ; ⠰ 59 < ⠣ 60 = ⠿ 61 > ⠜ 62 ? ⠹ 63 @ ⠈ 64 A ⠸⠁ 65 B ⠸⠃ 66 C ⠸⠉ 67 D ⠸⠙ 68 E ⠸⠑ 69 F ⠸⠋ 70 G ⠸⠛ 71 H ⠸⠓ 72 I ⠸⠊ 73 J ⠸⠚ 74 K ⠸⠅ 75 L ⠸⠇ 76 M ⠸⠍ 77 N ⠸⠝ 78 O ⠸⠕ 79 P ⠸⠏ 80 Q ⠸⠟ 81 R ⠸⠗ 82 S ⠸⠎ 83 T ⠸⠞ 84 U ⠸⠥ 85 V ⠸⠧ 86 W ⠸⠺ 87 X ⠸⠭ 88 Y ⠸⠽ 89 Z ⠸⠵ 90 [ ⠪ 91 \ ⠳ 92 ] ⠻ 93 ^ ⠘ 94 _ ⠸⠸ 95 ` ⠸⠮ 96 a ⠁ 97 b ⠃ 98 c ⠉ 99 d ⠙ 100 e ⠑ 101 f ⠋ 102 g ⠛ 103 h ⠓ 104 i ⠊ 105 j ⠚ 106 k ⠅ 107 l ⠇ 108 m ⠍ 109 n ⠝ 110 o ⠕ 111 p ⠏ 112 q ⠟ 113 r ⠗ 114 s ⠎ 115 t ⠞ 116 u ⠥ 117 v ⠧ 118 w ⠺ 119 x ⠭ 120 y ⠽ 121 z ⠵ 122 { ⠸⠪ 123 | ⠸⠳ 124 } ⠸⠻ 125 ~ ⠸⠘ 126 ⌂ ⠀ 127

2) The Braille Computer Notation as defined by the Braille Authority of the United Kingdom.[2] In this notation both 6- and 8-dot patterns may be used. With the 6-dot code various combinations of braille characters can represent many technical, mathematical and logical symbols. The character is used as a universal modifier. The 8-dot code is designed that its 6-dot subset is identical to the 6-dot code. The remainder are assigned by the following rules:

• adding dot 7 subtracts 32 from the ASCII value;