Re: Tarot (Proposal to encode dominoes and other game symbols)

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 18:52:56 CDT

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    From: "Michael Everson" <>
    > >Your complaint that modern decks don't appear as fonts is a direct
    > >consequence of the copyright laws, since such fonts clearly infringe
    > >the copyrights on the decks.
    > Possibly. Possibly it's just devilish to draw such things. Certainly
    > as modern icons, the Rider-Waite "glyphs" are best known. Perhaps not
    > in the Francophonie; I don't know.

    I know this is a trademark, but the most wellknown graphic design of modern
    Tarot used for competition is the Tarot shown on the website of the Frecnh
    Federation of Tarot. Such Tarots are published by "Carta Mundi" (sorry this is a
    trademark, but it is the most frequently found in toys stores).

    You can see some of these wellknown decks on these home pages: (French) (Quebec)

    Some other snapshots of this "Carta Mundi" style deck on:
    of by using the downloadable shareware on WebTarot which proposes other less
    common designs:

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