Re: Proposal to encode dominoes and other game symbols

From: Ted Hopp (
Date: Tue Jun 01 2004 - 17:39:29 CDT

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    On Tuesday, May 25, 2004 5:23 AM, Michael Everson wrote:
    > >At what point is it more practical to say 'use a graphic'?
    > When they are just pictures of things. Not when they are coherent
    > sets of things with structure, used by people for well over a century
    > to typeset information about an important and widespread realm of
    > human activity.

    Couldn't the same be said of dance notation (labanotation, Benesh, etc.),
    which is explicitly out of scope for Unicode? It seems to me that you are
    proposing to encode another graphology. The dominoes, chess pieces, and
    playing cards of your proposal are not alphabetic, ideographic, or symbolic;
    they are not linguistic. They are pictorial.


    Ted Hopp, Ph.D.
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