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The Danish braille rules were extensively revised in 2022, adding about 80 contractions and removing a few.

There are two DBT templates for Danish: Danish - Basic for the 2022 rules, and Danish (Pre-2022) - Basic for the older rules, published in 1993.

For the details about the DBT translator used by Danish, click on the appropriate template.

Contracted Braille

Danish (in both versions) is usually produced in contracted braille. This means that words are not produced in braille on a one-for-one basis. There are abbreviations or contractions in the text. If you have questions about how braille is produced, please contact a member of the relevant braille authority.

Producing this language in uncontracted braille is also quite easy in DBT. Before translation into braille, place the cursor at the top of the document and use the Grade 1 command (Alt+1). When the document is translated, the braille will be uncontracted.