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.


  • 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