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Fakoo character set (Fakoo Alphabet, Fakoo Writing)*

----------------------- Fakoo character set with Fakoo code in Euro Braille -----------------------

_The dot-numbers of the Fakoo characters:
Line 1:[1][4][7][10]
Line 2:[2][5][8][11]
Line 3:[3][6][9][12]
_All characters are four dots wide (except for space and Trade Mark)
_The dots 10, 11 and 12 as letter spacing of latin letters are always empty
(except: for characters with dots in column 4 a space required after the character!)

Table with all 153 defined characters of Fakoo (without lowercase letters**)
Character abbr  dot assignment Fakoo code
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_Letters
Character A shortcut a = d 23 45 89 = eurobraille t;
Character B shortcut b = d 13 456 789 = eurobraille yl
Character C shortcut c = d 2 46 79 = eurobraille 9k
Character D shortcut d = d 123 46 8 = eurobraille &,
Character E shortcut e = d 123 456 79 = eurobraille %k
Character F shortcut f = d 123 45 7 = eurobraille qa
Character G shortcut g = d 2 46 789 = eurobraille 9l
Character H shortcut h = d 123 5 789 = eurobraille rl
Character I shortcut i = d 3 456 9 = eurobraille #.
Character J shortcut j = d 3 6 78 = eurobraille -b
Character K shortcut k = d 123 5 79 = eurobraille rk
Character L shortcut l = d 123 6 9 = eurobraille v.
Character M shortcut m = d 123 45 789 = eurobraille ql
Character N shortcut n = d 123 4 789 = eurobraille pl
Character O shortcut o = d 2 46 8 = eurobraille 9,
Character P shortcut p = d 123 45 8 = eurobraille q,
Character Q shortcut q = d 2 46 89 = eurobraille 9;
Character R shortcut r = d 123 45 78 = eurobraille qk
Character S shortcut s = d 3 456 7 = eurobraille #a
Character T shortcut t = d 1 456 7 = eurobraille 4a
Character U shortcut u = d 123 6 789 = eurobraille vl
Character V shortcut v = d 12 6 78 = eurobraille 2b
Character W shortcut w = d 123 56 789 = eurobraille {l
Character X shortcut x = d 13 5 79 = eurobraille ok
Character Y shortcut y = d 1 56 7 = eurobraille 5a
Character Z shortcut z = d 13 456 79 = eurobraille yk
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_Numbers
Character 0 shortcut 0 = d 123 46 789 = eurobraille &l
Character 1 shortcut 1 = d 5 789 = eurobraille !l
Character 2 shortcut 2 = d 13 45 9 = eurobraille n.
Character 3 shortcut 3 = d 13 456 8 = eurobraille y,
Character 4 shortcut 4 = d 12 56 8 = eurobraille 8,
Character 5 shortcut 5 = d 12 456 7 = eurobraille 7a
Character 6 shortcut 6 = d 123 56 89 = eurobraille {;
Character 7 shortcut 7 = d 1 46 78 = eurobraille 3b
Character 8 shortcut 8 = d 12 456 89 = eurobraille 7;
Character 9 shortcut 9 = d 12 45 789 = eurobraille gl
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_Punctuation marks
Character (space) shortcut lz = P - = [sp] [2 dots wide]
Character . (period) shortcut pu = d 6 = eurobraille '[sp]
Character : (colon) shortcut dp = d 46 = eurobraille $[sp]
Character , (comma) shortcut ko = d 3 5 = eurobraille *[sp]
Character ; (semicolon) shortcut se = d 3 45 = eurobraille `[sp]
Character - (minus / dash) shortcut mi = d 2 5 8 = eurobraille :,
Character / (forward slash) shortcut ss = d 3 5 7 = eurobraille *a
Character ? (question mark) shortcut fz = d 1 456 78 = eurobraille 4b
Character ! (exclamation mark) shortcut az = d 1 46 7 = eurobraille 3a
Character % (percent) shortcut pr = d 4 9 = eurobraille ".
Character ‰ (per mille) shortcut pm = d 1 6 9 = eurobraille 1.
Character " “ (begin of quotation) shortcut af = d 12 45 = eurobraille g[sp]
Character ” (end of quotation) shortcut ao = d 45 78 = eurobraille >b
Character ' (apostrophe) shortcut ap = d 45 = eurobraille >[sp]
Character ‘ (begin of single quotation) shortcut sl = d 45 = eurobraille >[sp]
Character ’ (end of single quotation) shortcut sr = d 45 = eurobraille >[sp]
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_Special characters
Character & (and) shortcut un = d 23 456 79 = eurobraille }k
Character * (asterisk) shortcut st = d 3 45 9 = eurobraille `.
Character # (hash) shortcut rt = d 13 79 = eurobraille kk
Character ~ (round) shortcut ru = d 23 5 78 = eurobraille +b
Character (degrees) shortcut gd = d 4 78 = eurobraille "b
Character @ (at) shortcut at = d 13 4 89 = eurobraille m;
Character (section) shortcut pa = d 23 456 7 = eurobraille }a
Character \ (backslash) shortcut bs = d 1 5 9 = eurobraille e.
Character | (vertical bar) shortcut sk = d 456 = eurobraille _[sp]
Character (inverted question mark) shortcut uf = d 23 456 9 = eurobraille }.
Character (inverted exclamation mark) shortcut ua = d 3 46 9 = eurobraille 0.
Character _ (underscore) shortcut us = d 3 6 9 = eurobraille -.
Character (double underscore) shortcut du = d 23 56 89 = eurobraille =;
Character (upper dash, macron) shortcut ma = d 1 4 7 = eurobraille ca
Character (copyright) shortcut co = d 2 456 789 = eurobraille wl
Character (registered mark) shortcut rm = d 12 456 79 10+11 = eurobraille 7n [column 4 not empty - without integrated letter spacing]
Character ™ (trademark) shortcut tm = d 1 45 7 +
d 12 45 78
= eurobraille dagb [8 dots wide]
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_Parentheses
Character ( (left parenthesis) shortcut ka = d 56 7 = eurobraille <a
Character ) (right parenthesis) shortcut kz = d 1 56 = eurobraille 5[sp]
Character [ (left square bracket) shortcut ea = d 123 46 = eurobraille &[sp]
Character ] (right square bracket) shortcut ez = d 46 789 = eurobraille $l
Character { (left curly bracket) shortcut ga = d 23 45 7 = eurobraille ta
Character } (right curly bracket) shortcut gz = d 1 45 89 = eurobraille d;
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_Currency sign
Character $ (dollar) shortcut do = d 3 456 789 = eurobraille #l
Character € (euro) shortcut eu = d 2 456 79 = eurobraille wk
Character (cent) shortcut ct = d 2 46 9 = eurobraille 9.
Character (pounds) shortcut pf = d 23 46 79 = eurobraille ~k
Character (yenn) shortcut ye = d 1 56 79 = eurobraille 5k
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_Mathematic
Character + (plus) shortcut pl = d 2 456 8 = eurobraille w,
Character = (equal) shortcut gl = d 13 46 79 = eurobraille xk
Character < (less) shortcut kl = d 5 79 = eurobraille !k
Character > (greater) shortcut gr = d 13 5 = eurobraille o[sp]
Character (center / time) shortcut mp = d 5 = eurobraille ![sp]
Character (long fraction bar) shortcut lb = d 3 5 8 10 = eurobraille *i [column 4 not empty - without integrated letter spacing]
Character (squared) shortcut h2 = d 1 45 8 = eurobraille d,
Character (cubed) shortcut h3 = d 2 45 7 = eurobraille ja
superscript shortcut ho = d 2 5 7 = eurobraille :a
normal position after superscript shortcut nh = d 1 5 8 = eurobraille e,
subscript shortcut ti = d 2 5 9 = eurobraille :.
normal position after subscript shortcut nt = d 3 5 8 = eurobraille *,
Character (plus-minus) shortcut ps = d 23 456 89 = eurobraille };
Character ‡ (unequal) shortcut ug = d 12 456 78 = eurobraille 7b
Character (average / diameter) shortcut ds = d 3 45 78 = eurobraille }b
Character (square root) shortcut wu = d 2 456 7 = eurobraille wa
Character (end of square root) shortcut we = d 1 4 78 = eurobraille cb
Character (integral) shortcut in = d 123 4 8 = eurobraille p,
Character (end of integral) shortcut ie = d 2 6 789 = eurobraille ?l
Character (summation) shortcut su = d 123 46 79 = eurobraille &k
Character (parallel) shortcut ll = d 123 789 = eurobraille ll
Character (not parallel) shortcut np = d 123 456 8 = eurobraille %,
Character (set) shortcut me = d 23 4 89 = eurobraille s;
Character (results-arrow, it follows) shortcut er = d 13 46 8 = eurobraille x,
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_Greek letters
Character (My) shortcut my = d 3 45 78 = eurobraille `b
Character (Pi / paragraph sign) shortcut pi = d 1 456 789 = eurobraille 4l
Character (Omega / Ohm) shortcut oh = d 23 46 89 = eurobraille ~;
Character (Alpha) shortcut al = d 23 56 79 = eurobraille =k
Character (Betta) [wie ] shortcut be = d 3 456 78 = eurobraille #b
Character (Gamma) shortcut gm = d 1 56 789 = eurobraille 5l
Character (Delta) shortcut de = d 3 45 79 = eurobraille `k
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_Accents and diacritical marks
Character (acute accent) shortcut ak = d 2 4 = eurobraille i[sp]
Character ` (accent grave) shortcut gv = d 1 5 = eurobraille e[sp]
Character ^ (circumflex accent) shortcut zi = d 2 4 8 = eurobraille i,
Character (dieresis accent) shortcut tr = d 1 4 = eurobraille c[sp]
Character ˜ (tilde accent, round) shortcut tl = d 2 4 7 = eurobraille ia
Character ˇ (accent Hatschek, Caron)shortcut ht = d 1 5 7 = eurobraille ea
Character (cedilla accent) shortcut cd = d 3 56 = eurobraille )[sp]
Character (accent Kroužek, ring)shortcut ku = d 12 5 = eurobraille h[sp]
Character (ogonek accent, underscore) shortcut og = d 3 6 = eurobraille -[sp]
Character (accent point above) shortcut po = d 1 = eurobraille a[sp]
Character (Ash) shortcut as = d 23 45 789 10+12 = eurobraille t& [column 4 not empty - without integrated letter spacing]
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_Symbols
Character (triangle) shortcut dr = d 3 79 = eurobraille .k
Character (square) shortcut qu = d 123 456 789= eurobraille %l
Character (circle) shortcut kr = d 23 46 78 = eurobraille ~b
Character (curve) shortcut bo = d 23 4 7 = eurobraille sa
Character (angle / right angle) shortcut wi = d 123 56 9 = eurobraille {.
Character (acute angle) shortcut sp = d 3 56 79 = eurobraille )k
Character (OK) shortcut ok = d 123 5 7 = eurobraille ra
Character (male) shortcut ml = d 13 45 789 = eurobraille nl
Character (female) shortcut wl = d 13 56 79 = eurobraille zk
Character (handicapped / wheelchair) shortcut bh = d 3 45 89 = eurobraille `;
Character (smiley) shortcut sm = d 13 5 789 = eurobraille ol
Character (phone) shortcut tf = d 13 45 79 = eurobraille nk
Character (letter, address) shortcut bf = d 13 46 789 = eurobraille xl
Character † (cross, death) shortcut td = d 2 456 8 11 = eurobraille w: [column 4 not empty - without integrated letter spacing]
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_Card symbols
Character (heart) shortcut hz = d 12 46 78 = eurobraille 6b
Character (diamond) [corresponds to #] shortcut ca = d 13 79 = eurobraille kk
Character (club) [corresponds to +] shortcut kx = d 2 456 8 = eurobraille w,
Character (spade) [corresponds to ] shortcut pk = d 23 456 89 = eurobraille };
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_Times of the day
Character (Clock / Time) shortcut uh = d 3 45 8 = eurobraille `,
Character (early / morning) shortcut u1 = d 2 56 7 = eurobraille /a
Character (noon / afternoon) shortcut u2 = d 2 45 9 = eurobraille j.
Character (evening) [corresponds to clock] shortcut u3 = d 3 45 8 = eurobraille `,
Character (at night) shortcut u4 = d 1 56 8 = eurobraille 5,
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_Additional characters
lowercase letter kb / shortcut kb = d 5 89 = eurobraille !;
several lowercase letters mk shortcut mk = d 2 5 89 = eurobraille :;
end of lowercase letters ke shortcut ke = d 3 6 89 = eurobraille -;
begin of highlighting (bold) shortcut ha = d 2 5 79 = eurobraille :k
end of highlighting shortcut he = d 13 5 8 = eurobraille o,
Arrow top right shortcut or = d 3 4 78 = eurobraille |b
Arrow bottom right shortcut ur = d 1 6 89 = eurobraille 1;
arrow top left shortcut ol = d 12 4 9 = eurobraille f.
Arrow bottom left shortcut ul = d 23 6 7 = eurobraille (a
Arrow pointing up shortcut no = d 2 45 8 = eurobraille j,
Arrow pointing to the right shortcut nr = d 456 8 = eurobraille _,
Arrow pointing down shortcut nu = d 2 56 8 = eurobraille /,
Input / return / new line shortcut nl = d 2 456 8 10+11 = eurobraille wj [column 4 not empty - without integrated letter spacing]
Fakoo read-direction lr / › shortcut lr = d 13 8 = eurobraille k,
Attention / (read up direction) shortcut ac = d 2 79 = eurobraille ,k
Caution / (reading downward direction) shortcut vo = d 3 4 9 = eurobraille |.
(Read wrong direction) / ‹ shortcut lv = d 1 6 7 = eurobraille 1a
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_Start and end characters of the integration into Braille text
"Fakoo start" / » shortcut an = d 123 46 79 11 = eurobraille &o [column 4 not empty - without integrated letter spacing]
"Fakoo end" / « shortcut en = d 2 46 79 10+11+12 = eurobraille 9y [column 4 not empty - without integrated letter spacing]
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_Notes:
. all Fakoo characters are 4 dots wide (= 2 Braille characters),
  and the 4th column without dots represents the letter spacing
. the space [sp] as word spacing is only 2 dots wide
. even the space [sp] is part of a character (several columns
  without points) it does not replace the word spacing
. if the 4th column of a character is not empty (characters are
  4 dots wide - without letter spacing) is an extra space to add

_Special characters
. The character (kb) is for file names, passwords or
  similar thought and makes the following letters to lowercase.
  For several lower-case letters the sign (mk) is to use and
  the importance end with (ke) before a space. These characters
  accounted for use of lower case letters. **

. Is there possibility to read Fakoo text from different directions
  the sign (lr) identify the direction to read, it is appended at
  the end of the text to prevent a counter-reading, the arrow must
  always point to the right (even on vertical lettering)

_Integration in Braille:
. If text is integrated into Braille you should announce Fakoo with
  the characters 'start' (an) and a space and complete the text with
  the character 'end' (en) and a space.

_Legal conditions:

_State 5th Feb 2012


** The Fakoo lowercase letters were also defined, but they are they are difficult to detect
and should therefore only in special cases (e.g. -> micro script) are used.


-> this page in german as Fakoo-Zeichensatz-Tabelle
-> Graphic versions of Fakoo in english


to the main page: www.fakoo.de/fakoo


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