Re: Proposal to encode dominoes and other game symbols

From: Andrew C. West (
Date: Wed May 26 2004 - 08:20:19 CDT

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    On Wed, 26 May 2004 13:09:43 +0100, Michael Everson wrote:
    > At 04:40 -0700 2004-05-26, Andrew C. West wrote:
    > >But we're not encoding dominos per se, but rather encoding
    > >representations of domino pieces in textual contexts. Whilst
    > >pictures of domino sets are interesting, and provide useful
    > >background information, I would imagine that examples of the textual
    > >usage of domino glyphs is what is required in order for domino
    > >characters to be accepted for encoding by the UTC and WG2.
    > Be serious. It doesn't take a genius to see that if people are using
    > domino characters in text descriptions of domino rules and play and
    > that there will be a need for all the major varieties. The 15- and
    > 18-tile sets are used in tournament play. Just because someone hasn't
    > put them on a web page (in a clumsy graphic) yet doesn't mean that
    > it isn't *un*reasonable to wait for them to do so.

    Hmm, pre-emptive encoding ... an interesting idea ... I might just have a use
    for it in a proposal I'm working on.


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