Braille Screen Input and Various Symbols?

Braille on Apple Products

Hello Applevis community.

Recently I bought an iPhone 6S and was wondering if there is some sort of reference on the web for some of the various braille symbols used with BSI.

I know braille, but haven't used it in so long, let's just say UEB was unheard of around 15 years ago, so while I know the basics, that is to say, I know grade 2 UK english braille, which is what we use to use here in Australia, I don't know the dot combinations for things like an underscore.

Actually, the underscore I discovered by accident, that being dots 4/6, followed by dots 3/6, so was wondering what some other symbols you'd use on a dayly bases might be?

Stuff like the hash sign, ellipsis, decimal point.

I'm currently using it in uncontracted mode, set to UEB.

The ellipsis in grade 2 english UK braille use to be 3 dot 3's while the decimal point was a dot 2.

Have things really changed that much?



Submitted by MsHollyWeezy on Saturday, November 28, 2015

Hash tag symbol in BSI is just the number sign. But in BSI u need to space after the number sign and then backspace. Because if u dont it will think what u r writing is a number. So when doing hash tags write the number sign space then backspace and write your hash tag. Hope that helps and makes since.

Submitted by LadyMunch on Friday, February 11, 2022

I can't help with EUEB. I refuse to use it so have it turned off on all my devices. Way to make braille even more cumbersome than it already is. Mostly though I just come out of BSI and write numbers and symbols manually. HTH.

Submitted by Curtis Chong on Friday, February 11, 2022

Dots 4-5-6 followed by dots 3-4-5-6, hash tag or number sign.

Dots 4-5-6 followed by dots 2-5-6, bullet symbol.

Dots 4-6 follwed by dots 3-5-6, percent.

Dots 4-5 followed by dots 2-4-5, degrees.

Dot 6 followed by dots 3-6, long dash.

Dot 5 followed by dots 2-3-5, plus symbol.

Dots 4-6 followed by dots 3-6, underscore.
Hope this is useful.


Submitted by David Standen on Friday, February 11, 2022

I am exposed to UEB all the time, as I proofread Braille for a living. I am also located in Australia. Some more symbols you may find useful are the acute accent (dots 4-5, 3-4); the grave accent (dots 4-5, 1-6); the decimal point (dots 2--5-6); the ellipsis is 3 full stops; open parenthesis (dot 5, 1-2-6); close parenthesis (dot 5, 3-4-5). Hope this helps.