September 18th, 2004


userinfo senji
2004/09/18 15:44:00 - Braille Cheese?
I just noticed that our goat's cheese has braille writing on it; that looks rather like this (which will only work if you have unicode braille fonts!):

⠏⠹⠗⠁⠍⠊⠙⠑
⠀⠉⠓⠮⠧⠗⠑⠀

Hmm, just to complicate matters; that isn't what it said in my browser; because it doesn't seem to have the same character mappings as the unicode.org character chart...

Well, this is what it actually looked like:

image of braille!

Edit: I've corrected that image; I've also screencaptured what mozilla gives me; which is:

incorrect image of braille!
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userinfo ewx
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2004/09/18 09:00:00

They're slightly different for me too; the only difference I can spot is that the penultimate letter has an extra dot in the bottom left in the browser version which isn't there in the image.

Encoding Braille in a PNG for a genuinely good reason is weirdly ironic.


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userinfo ewx
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2004/09/18 09:04:43
And I notice that my browser's rendering agrees with unicode.org's definition of U+2817, i.e. the entities you've written don't seem to be consistent with the PDF code chart on this particular point. Err, unless I'm misreading someting, but I don't think so.
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userinfo senji
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2004/09/18 15:28:51
I've corrected my image; and added a screencap of what mozilla gave me.
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userinfo skloak
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2004/09/18 19:18:12
..Which doesn't match what mozilla gave *me*.
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userinfo kaet
2004/09/18 12:32:23
Some of those are Braille characters that aren't used in English, for some reason.

It says

pôra mide chèvre

It looks like the last word could be goat in french, but the rest doesn't look French. The PNG appears to have one dot moved. I think hte Unicode is correct, as the PNG is a bit (more) nonsenical.

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userinfo kaet
2004/09/18 12:33:09
Ignore that "for some reason" I don't know why it's there.
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userinfo senji
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2004/09/18 15:29:33
Yeah, the png is wrong; I must have been getting tired by that point of making dots :).

Updated :).
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userinfo padawan_helena
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2004/09/26 06:17:59
To solve the problem for you, guys: Since I've known Braille for over 20 years now, I simply asked my fiancé what the image looked like and this is what I came up with. Yes, it says pyramide chèvre, if you add a dot at the bottom left of the second character in the first word; it seems to have lost that dot somewhere. Chèvre is goat in French which would make sense, wouldn't it? Just because characters aren't used in English, doesn't mean they don't exist in Braille. Braille is international and the letters look the same everywhere. It's not like sign language, which is totally different depending on in which country you are. HTH! :-)
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userinfo ewx
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2004/09/19 03:54:38
I think the conclusion must be that you have at least one braille font with a totally wrong encoding, or that it has a correct but non-unicode encoding and something is getting the translation wrong.
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userinfo lnr
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2004/09/19 06:47:47
The braille and the image are identical for me (well, except the image being far bigger)
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userinfo padawan_helena
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2004/09/26 06:25:55
It always makes me smile every time I hear about a product that has Braille on it. More of that! Have you seen any other products in England that have Braille on them?

As far as I know, over here, I have only seen a brand of ginger bread cookies (Annas pepparkakor) that has Braille on its boxes.
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userinfo senji
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2004/09/26 11:55:46
The very occasional one; but it's not something I really look for. I'll try and watch out for it...
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