Why can’t braille just be raised text of letters that already exist?

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For example, how the name of a building or room might be written in English but with letters that are raised instead of flat on the walls they’re written on. Wouldn’t it be easier for braille to just be raised lettering of letter shapes that are already used? That way someone who maybe lost their vision later in life wouldn’t have to re-learn the alphabet they read with; they could just feel out the raised text and be like “oh I recognize this shape as the letter [insert]”?

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>Wouldn’t it be easier for braille to just be raised lettering of letter shapes that are already used? 

When Braille was invented, such a thing existed. The Braille alphabet became more popular because it was easier to read.

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