Re: Proposal to encode dominoes and other game symbols

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 10:03:52 CDT

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    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 *  *

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