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A Braille Font System Designed to meet Pharmaceutical Braille Standards

The PharmaBraille Braille font system complies with Pharmaceutical Braille standards. Our Braille font sets produce precise visual Braille characters for pharmaceutical packaging artwork—conforming to the  Marburg Medium braille font standard for pharmaceutical packaging, as required by the Can-Am Pharmaceutical Braille Standard for USA and Canada, the ECMA Euro Braille Standard and the European Blind Union Guidelines on Braille Labelling of Medicinal Products.

Easy to use Pharmaceutical Braille Font System

PharmaBraille is a Braille font system designed for medicines packaging. You already know how to work with fonts—with PharmaBraille there is no complicated Braille translation software to worry about. Our Braille fonts work with your existing design tools—including InDesign, Illustrator, QuarkXpress and Word. Simply install the fonts on your Mac or PC to follow the procedures for pharmaceutical braille artwork and create artwork for pharmaceutical packaging.

EBU European Braille Guidance

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and the European Blind Union (EBU), have helped us develop the European Braille Guidance area of our website to provide access to the EBU Braille code and practical guidance for implementing Pharmaceutical Braille in Europe.

European Braille Guidance


Braille Font

Braille is three dimensional tactile bumps on a medium. In order for these bumps to be represented on digital artwork the designer places black filled dots on the layout. The dots can be a simple grid of dots, but the most efficient method of creating these dots is with a braille font. Discover how our braille fontand braille tools can help in the creation of braille artwork.

Braille FontFree Braille Font & Braille Tools

Braille Alphabet

Braille font character sets consist of letters, numbers, punctuation, symbols and special accent characters. Discover how and why these braille alphabets differ.

Braille Alphabet info


Marburg Medium Braille

There are many specifications for setting Braille type. However, the PharmaBraille Braille Font Systemcomplies with the Marburg Medium Braille Font Standard for Pharmaceutical Packaging, as recommended by the European Commission and the Can-Am Pharmaceutical Braille Standard for USA & Canada for use on pharmaceutical packaging and labels.

How to Use the PharmaBraille Font System

There are a few simple guidelines to follow when working with PharmaBraille fonts to ensure your artwork complies with the Marburg Medium Font Standard for Pharmaceutical Packaging. Refer to How to Use PharmaBraille Fontsto get the best from our braille font system.

Pharmaceutical Braille Procedures

To save costs and achieve efficient production,  procedures for pharmaceutical braille artwork must be clearly defined. The aim is to set simple criteria and guidelines for standardisation of braille fonts, braille positioning, carton formats, forming of braille characters, and testing and control of production output. Discover more about pharmabraille procedures.


A list of a few of our previous braille font customers