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.
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.
Since 2007 Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has supported the European Blind Union (EBU), to provide a subscription-based pharmaceutical Braille code look-up website. RNIB now shares this information with PharmaBraille to provide a one-stop-shop for pharmaceutical companies, carton manufacturers, packaging designers and European sight loss organisations. Non-profit European sight loss organisations qualify for a free subscription to this service. Subscribe to European Braille Codes and Guidance or log in to European Braille Codes and Guidance.
There are many specifications for setting Braille type. However, the PharmaBraille Braille Font System complies 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.
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 Fonts to get the best from our braille font system.
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.