How can I learn braille in another language?

There are special braille codes for foreign languages.

The reference book 'World Braille Usage' is a compilation of braille codes for languages from around the world. World Braille Usage 3rd edition, is now available in braille from the RNIB library and can also be purchased from RNIB.

The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) also has a braille code. This may be useful for students or professionals of linguistics. Information on IPA Braille can be downloaded for free from the International Council on English Braille website.

For more information on learning braille please see the How can I learn braille? entry or contact our Helpline on:

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