This add-on allows you to convert text from braille (E.G. 1345-1236-145-1) to Unicode braille characters.

The purpose of this specialized addon is to make it easier to help to improve liblouis tables and to add automatic tests for your language. With the addition of unicode braille table in NVDA 2017.3, this add-on is no longer required, as users can choose to input braille with the new table.


  • Open a unicode aware text editor (for example Notepad plus plus)
  • Press NVDA+Ctrl+U or choose Unicode Braille Input found under NVDA tools menu
  • Type your braille text in numeric form.
  • Press OK.
  • The required unicode characters will be copied to your clipboard ready for you to paste.

Changes for 2.0

  • Add-on help is available from the Add-ons Manager.

Changes for 1.1

  • Improve delay to allow announcements to be heard correctly.
  • Many new translations.
  • Added documentation under NVDA help menu.
  • Added a checkbox to optionally replace the space braille (character 0x2800) by the regular space character.
  • Shortcuts can now be reassigned using the NVDA gesture input dialog, under the Tools category.

Changes for 1.0

  • Initial release
  • New Languages: French