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BRITH

Braille Representation Incorporating Taamei Hamikra: or Braille Representation Including Trope with Hebrew:

A project to encode cantillation marks in Hebrew Braille

The ideas here are EXPERIMENTAL and not to be taken as any kind of official standard. They may change at any time.

See demos here: https://dsadinoff.github.io/brith/

Authors

The encoding is due to Danny Sadinoff and Batya Sperling-Milner

Known issues:

  • No encodings yet for
    • HEBREW PUNCTUATION NUN HAFUCHA
    • HEBREW MARK UPPER DOT
    • HEBREW MARK LOWER DOT
    • HEBREW ACCENT OLE
    • HEBREW ACCENT ILUY
    • HEBREW ACCENT DEHI
    • HEBREW ACCENT ZARQA = (actually a Tzinor).
  • No paraphernalia/"markup" for
    • Beginning of aliya
    • Chapter and verse indications
    • Parashiyot
    • small/large letters

Prior Art

After development of BRITH, I was made aware of Duxbury Systems' work on https://www.duxburysystems.com/biblical_scholar.htm "Original Language Studies", which incorporates a group of holy texts. This work wan an NFB Award in 2016. https://archive.nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm16/bm1611/bm161111.htm