Petra Sancta is a centuries old method for the representation of
heraldic/vexillological colours in binary black and white graphics.
Fx. red is vertical lines and blue is horizontal lines.
John Cowan skreiv:
> Sampo Syreeni scripsit:
> > On Wed, 26 Jun 2002, Kenneth Whistler wrote:
> > >As *characters*? Why?
> > Naval signalling ones perhaps aren't.
> I looked at the image (less than ideal) at
> and fed it through the Gimp to strip out color information
> (specifically, Image/Colors/Desaturate followed by Image/Colors/Threshold,
> taking the 127 default, which leaves stark black and white).
> The only remotely confusable letters are H and K, I think, though
> other people with better visual imagination may wish to check this
> In any event, this is plainly a letter-by-letter cipher for the basic
> Latin alphabet (A-Z), and the fact that single letters or combinations
> may be used as codes for cross-linguistic concepts is of no more
> interest to a character encoding standard than that "ABALC" can mean
> "Abandon all claims" in any of various natural languages.
> John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.reutershealth.com
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