Hebrew Cantillation Braille encoding proposal
Goal: to give Hebrew Braille readers access to the text of the TanaCH with cantillation marks. The main challenge here is brevity, since there exist braille readers with as few as 19 symbols, so unification is pursued where possible.
Taking my lead from Hebrew Braille, final vs medial forms are unified.
The encoder currently has one main option:
- Dagesh mode, describing which letters take a dagesh. Since there are standard combined forms for only four of the letters with a dagesh/mapiq, By default, Dagesh hazak is not enabled, but all of ה, בגדכפ"ת take a dagesh/mapiq. Note that the Braille Dagesh is pre-fixed. The two other modes are ALL for all dageshes represented and HEH_BCFT for just ה, בכפת.
Source code (Github)