From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 10:03:52 CDT
At 10:07 -0400 2004-05-25, John Cowan wrote:
>"Trumps" in English. I suggest that 21 trumps be encoded, but not
>named, because the correspondence of names to numbers is variable.
This would be the Major Arcana?
>Suitable names would be PLAYING CARD TRUMP I through PLAYING CARD TRUMP XXI.
>The Fool, the 22nd or un-numbered trump, is the direct ancestor of
>the Joker and should be unified with it.
I would disagree about that.
>The fourth court card in each suit is called the Knight in English;
>these should also be encoded.
>This would call for 25 more cards. Documentation on the Tarot is
>extensive and readily available.
Fonts, however, are not, which indicates that Tarot is not ready for
encoding. I would rather proceed with things that are ready.
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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