From: Reynolds, Gregg (
Date: Tue Oct 19 1999 - 14:42:50 EDT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Everson []
> Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 1999 11:35 AM
> To: Unicode List
> Subject: Re: verification: RE: LATIN CAPITAL LETTER REVERSED K?
> Ar 08:34 -0700 1999-10-19, scríobh Reynolds, Gregg:
> >In a semi-serious vein: wouldn't box-score notation be a
> suitable candidate
> >for encoding? It's pretty standard, has a specific syntax,
> and is spoken by
> >millions. I would think other sports might have similar "languages";
> >choreographic notation also comes to mind. Any
> Unicode-related activity for
> >such things, or would they be considered private use encodings?
> I would consider looking at a webpage explaining the whole
> notation system
> to help decide this, but you will have to find one (authoritative and
> complete) for me. I did a couple Alta Vista searches and kept

An office colleague pointed me to this one:

Caveat: the scoring system(s) at this site use an ascii string code, which I
guess would count as a higher level protocol w/r/t Unicode, but if you're
interested they'll give you an idea of what information gets encoded. I was
originally wondering about the graphical notation used in the box score one
keeps when at the game; it might take me a while to find a sample, but the
guy at the above-mentioned webpage might have one.

> getting like
> 50,000 hits. Baseball must be very popular.

It's still fairly popular, but arguably not the "national pastime" it used
to be. Statistical minutiae is hugely important for the fans, though.

> Are the filled-in scoresheets published?

The information is published in various forms, but I don't know if anybody
publishes the box-score notation. Clearly I will have to consult further
with my panel of experts at the Hopleaf Tavern.



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