RE: Proposal to encode dominoes and other game symbols

From: Ernest Cline (
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 10:23:56 CDT

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    > [Original Message]
    > From: Peter Constable <>
    > From: Ernest Cline
    > > To quote from the website Andy's Playing Cards [1]:
    > > "... during the first half of the 20th century the Joker cards
    > > became two (usually one red and one black...
    > > In any case, it looks like at least one additional Joker
    > > character will be required if playing cards are encoded,
    > Is there an expectation here that supporting the playing cards will
    > require polychromatic font technology?

    Not on my part. Merely that there exist a way to distinguish the
    two jokers found in most standard decks. While color is often
    used as a way to make the distinction, it is not the only way.

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