Jawi in Braille

In 1947, the Jawi script was very much alive and thriving in the Malay community in the British colony, Malaya. In this article I found in NLB, it reported that Major D. R. Burgess, a welfare officer of the blind in Malaya announced that a Braille system in Jawi script will be available soon in hopes that the script would educate the blind Malays. The proposed plan was to set up a school where examinations will be held in Jawi Braille.

Who knew Jawi was such a thriving and modern script? It’s a shame that this orthography got replaced by Rumi.

Source: Ishak, A. (1947). Braille In Jawi To Be Started. The Straits Times, p. 4. Retrieved from http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19471106-1.2.29.aspx

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