Embosser Character Table

In some DBT Codes, you must provide the "ASCII" braille character for a braille pattern such as Leader or Guide Dots. For example, if you want to produce Dots 3 and 6, the hyphen character (-) is required.

The following table shows what braille characters are normally embossed when DBT's braille file is sent to an embosser.

You may need to refer to this table for some of the topics in the Codes section in order to determine what character you need to complete a code.

Embosser Character Table

Braille Dots

Character

Character

1

A

A as in Alpha

1-2

B

B as in Beta

1-2-3

L

L as in Lima

1-2-3-4

P

P as in Papa

1-2-3-4-5

Q

Q as in Quebec

1-2-3-4-5-6

=

Equals

1-2-3-4-6

&

Ampersand

1-2-3-5

R

R as in Romeo

1-2-3-5-6

(

Left Parenthesis

1-2-3-6

V

V as in Victor

1-2-4

F

F as in Foxtrot

1-2-4-5

G

G as in Golf

1-2-4-5-6

]

Right square bracket

1-2-4-6

$

Dollar sign

1-2-5

H

H as in Hotel

1-2-5-6

\

Backslash

1-2-6

<

Less than

1-3

K

K as in Kilo

1-3-4

M

M as in Mike

1-3-4-5

N

N as in November

1-3-4-5-6

Y

Y as in Yankee

1-3-4-6

X

X as in Xray

1-3-5

O

O as is Oscar

1-3-5-6

Z

Z as in Zulu

1-3-6

U

U as in Uniform

1-4

C

C as in Charlie

1-4-5

D

D as in Delta

1-4-5-6

?

Question Mark

1-4-6

%

Per Cent Sign

1-5

E

E as in Echo

1-5-6

:

Colon

1-6

*

Asterisk

2

1

Number one

2-3

2

Number two

2-3-4

S

S as in Sierra

2-3-4-5

T

T as in Tango

2-3-4-5-6

)

Right Parenthesis

2-3-4-6

!

Exclamation Mark

2-3-5

6

Number six

2-3-5-6

7

Number sever

2-3-6

8

Number eight

2-4

I

I as in India

2-4-5

J

J as in Juliet

2-4-5-6

W

W as in Whisky

2-4-6

[

Left square bracket

2-5

3

Number three

2-5-6

4

Number four

2-6

5

Number five

3

'

Single Quote

3-4

/

Forward Slash

3-4-5

>

Greater than

3-4-5-6

#

Hash or Pound

3-4-6

+

Plus sign

3-5

9

Number 9

3-5-6

0

Number 0

3-6

-

Dash or Hyphen

4

@

At Sign

4-5

^

Circumflex

4-5-6

_

Underscore

4-6

.

Period or full stop

5

"

Double Quotes

5-6

;

Semi-Colon

6

,

Comma