Re: Proposal to encode dominoes and other game symbols

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 22:23:16 CDT

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    From: "Michael Everson" <>
    > N2760
    > Proposal to encode dominoes and other game symbols
    > Michael Everson
    > 2004-05-18

    Wow! It's fun...
    A suggestion for playaing cards: why not including the "Tarots"?
    I mean in French the 4 "Cavaliers" figures, the 18 "Atouts", and the "Excuse"
    (which is not exactly a Joker); sorry I don't have their English names.
    There are lots of books discussing strategies for "Tarots", which is a popular
    card game at least in France and in Northern Italy, with official competitions.
    Their exact representation may differ between the modern version and the Old
    Tarot of Marseille (the Death, the Hangged man, The Fool, The Judgement, The
    Emperor...), and other variants (Russian Tarot of St-Petersburg, Renassance,
    Palladini, or the classic Rider Waite Tarot...), but their difference is mostly

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