Hexadecimal Unicode Characters Braille Tables

Also known as HUC Braille Tables
Simplified, worldwide unified 8- and 6-dot mapping for the hexadecimal value of Unicode characters

Documentation overview

Click on the language to open the online version of the documentation.

Language Download Last update (online/offline) Translator
English In progress. / … Daniel Mayr (alias Dr. Sooom)
German, Deutsch In progress. / … Daniel Mayr (alias Dr. Sooom)

Notes: If only the section "Downloads" or the list of available languages were updated in the online version, the offline version won't be updated too. And the txt and the md files are equal and written in Markdown.



Announcements regarding the HUC Braille Tables in German:

Note: The following links are referencing to the internal news section at Daniel Mayr.at.


  • Liblouis – open-source braille translator, also used by NVDA
  • NVDA – open-source screen reader for Windows
  • 7-Zip – open-source file archiver for Windows
  • Notepad++ – open-source source code editor for Windows
  • VirusTotal – on-demand online antivirus/malware scanner service
  • Threema – anonymously usable, secure messenger for iOS and Android

References to Unicode:

References to GitHub:

  • Liblouis issue #423 – Table renaming
  • Liblouis issue #688 – Simplified 8-dot worldwide unified mapping for the hexadecimal value of Unicode characters
  • Liblouis issue #689 – Simplified 6-dot worldwide unified mapping for the hexadecimal value of Unicode characters
  • Liblouis PR #730 – Adding the HUC8 and the HUC6 Braille Tables
  • NVDA issue #8702 – Show ⠀, ⠿, ⣿, a question mark or the hexadecimal value (Liblouis 3.8 style, HUC8, HUC6) for undefined characters in braille
  • NVDA PR #9044 – Compile liblouis with 32 bit widechars and add textUtils module to deal with py2/py3 unicode differences

Reporting a typo

  • If you find a typo or any other incorrect stuff on this website, in the translated documentations or in the HUC Braille Tables, please send them to me via e-mail or Threema and I will see what I can do.
  • But I don't give any support regarding the HUC Braille Tables. Please read the information in the header section of the HUC Braille Tables as well as the information in the imprint on this website (only available in German).
  • The tbl and the tbi files in the 7z archive can be opened with Notepad++ or with any other source code editor, which support ANSI as well as UTF-8 and the LF line ending format.

Accesskeys and anchors

Set accesskeys for the links in the footer:

  • a = Overview (this site, only available in English)
  • q = UTF-16 surrogates (U+D800-U+DFFF, multilingual)
  • y = Imprint and privacy policy (only available in German)
  • 1 = English
  • 2 = German, Deutsch

Set anchors for the headlines in the documentation:

  • toc = Table of contents
  • epl = Explanation of Unicode characters in plain language
  • dpl = Definition for 8- and 6-dot in plain language
  • u = Usage
  • d8 = Definition for 8-dot
  • e8 = Examples for 8-dot
  • d6 = Definition for 6-dot
  • e6 = Examples for 6-dot
  • dl = Downloads
  • in20191i = Installation instructions for NVDA 2019.1 (installed version, UTF-16)
  • in20191p = Installation instructions for NVDA 2019.1 (portable version, UTF-16)
  • unin20191 = Uninstallation instructions for NVDA 2019.1 (installed/portable version)
  • faq = Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
  • f00 to f21 = Question No. ⣺ (00) to question No. ⠇ (21)