from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Paper embossed with dots or raised points arranged according to the point system of tangible writing or printing used by the blind. See
point, 31, point-printing, and point system.
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The original idea of a point-print was derived by Louis Braille from Barbier, who suggested
From 1806, the time of Haüy's departure for St. Petersburg, to 1854, when line-print was superseded by point-print, the type used at the Institution des Jeunes Aveugles at Paris, varied between the French script, the Italic, and Roman capitals.