The Braille alphabet is a transcription of letters into plot-based characters to be read by blind readers through touch. However the characters are primarily built following the alphabetical order of the Latin alphabet on which is superposed a systematic sequence of plot patterns. Hence the final plot-characters have neither consistency with the shape of the initial Latin letter, nor with the sound of the letter itself.
This project, by MF, consisted in rethinking this construction rule and offering more consistency between characters and sounds.
No IPA signs are used because Phono-Braille gives a transcription of Latin letters, whose phonetic values may vary depending on the context and language.
The letters whose location is not phonetically consistent, and symbols differing from the current French Braille alphabet, are in orange.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Information about Phono Braille in French
Also by MF: KoreoViet
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