Re: Proposal to encode dominoes and other game symbols

From: Jon Hanna (
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 09:34:00 CDT

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    Quoting John Cowan <>:

    > Eric Muller scripsit:
    > > >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.
    > > >
    > > Make that 21 atouts (labeled "1" through "21"), for a total of 78 cards.
    > > The "cavalier" is between the jack and the queen. Very popular game in
    > > high school and college in my days.
    > "Trumps" in English. I suggest that 21 trumps be encoded, but not
    > named, because the correspondence of names to numbers is variable.

    Are they very variable? I can only think of the one substitution suggested by
    Crowley. Are there others, outside of toy decks?

    Plain text is going to end up a lot less plain...

    Jon Hanna
    "…it has been truly said that hackers have even more words for
    equipment failures than Yiddish has for obnoxious people." - jargon.txt

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