Re: Proposal to encode dominoes and other game symbols

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Wed Jun 02 2004 - 09:31:41 CDT

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    Andrew C. West <andrewcwest at alumni dot princeton dot edu> wrote:

    >> I bet if someone took the trouble to look through enough children's
    >> literature and driver's testing materials, they could find at least
    >> one document that uses the STOP SIGN inline in a sentence, and that
    >> could be cited as sufficient evidence that it should be encoded.
    > And perhaps Michael would be kind enough to prepare a proposal for
    > traffic signs if you asked nicely ;)

    and subsequently:

    > I suggest that everyone interested in the question of encoding symbols
    > have a close read of Annex H "Criteria for encoding symbols" in N2652R
    > ("Principles and Procedures for Allocation of New Characters and
    > Scripts and handling of Defect Reports on Character Names"), as this
    > details the criteria against which Michael's dominos etc. proposal
    > should be judged.

    Annex H of "Principles and Procedures" specifically mentions the STOP
    SIGN as an example of a symbol that should *not* be encoded, and that
    was exactly my point.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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