@ColinTheMathmo Well damn, serves me right for not looking such a basic thing up! This makes a whole lot of sense now. A shame that, beyond the very basics, teachers never made much of an effort to teach us the history of braille.
Thank you for sharing ... even or especially since it is something that I really should've checked on my own. 😂
@Mayana These are the sorts of things I've played with a lot, ad if it's comparatively new then it's not the sort of thing you think to look up.
No harm, no foul.
It is interesting, and there could be a lot more structure, but in truth, if you learn Braille or Morse or similar then you have to program your brain for them ... decoding them via patterns only works in the very short term, and never to fluency.
@ColinTheMathmo True. But it if you already know braille otherwise, this is a neat thing to also keep in mind. Makes it much easier to remember a letters position in the alphabet if you, like me, are bad at that otherwise.
@Alonealastalovedalongthe Well, it is and it isn't. Reading on paper is far more enjoyable exactly because of this, because of the feeling of multiple lines of text beneath your hands. It also gives a far better idea of text shape in regards to paragraphs and such.
But multi-line braille displays wouldn't be easy to combine with a keyboard in a way that was comfortable, and they'd be much less portable.
When using a braille display with a computer, you need it to not be too big so that you'll still be able to reach over it to the keyboard, and when using it alone as a note-taker (with braille input), you want it to be as portable as possible, so it can do its job of being a notepad well. so there likely wouldn't be enough interest in a multi-line braille display to justify producing it. These things are expensive.
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