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There are two types of literary Braille.

Grade 1 Braille consists of the letters of the alphabet, punctuation, numbers, and a number of composition signs which are unique to Braille. Grade I Braille uses full spelling. Grade 2 Braille consists of Grade 1 Braille in addition to 189 contractions and short-form words. Grade 2 Braille is also known as "English Braille."

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