Why are English, French, German, and Spanish Braille produced differently in various countries?

In most of the English speaking world, UEB or Unified English Braille is the standard for braille production. Some parts of Africa and India still use British Braille, and have not yet adopted UEB.

French is now Unified in French-speaking countries. The same Braille Code is being used throughout the French-speaking world. If you are producing French braille for a French speaking country, choose the Francais 2006 - abrege DBT Template (unless otherwise instructed). When using French intended for English-speaking countries, one should select an English UEB Template, applying the French style on French text.

Spanish is now produced in uncontracted braille throughout the Spanish Speaking World. If you are producing Spanish braille for a Spanish speaking country, choose the Espanol sin Contracciones DBT Template (unless otherwise instructed). When using Spanish intended for English-speaking countries, one should select an English UEB Template, applying the Spanish style on Spanish text.


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