Re: Unicode, colours and (hiero)glyphs

From: Andreas Prilop (
Date: Mon Jan 30 2006 - 09:04:24 CST

  • Next message: Jukka K. Korpela: "Re: Unicode, colours and (hiero)glyphs"

    On Fri, 27 Jan 2006, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

    > I don't think Unicode should, or will, cover the use of colors
    > in characters (apart from the existence of "white" and "black"
    > versions of some symbols, like chess pieces, which are
    > differences in shape rather than color - "black" and "white"
    > really stand for "foreground color" and "background color").

    Do you mean U+2654 ... U+265F ? IMHO, there is no different shape
    and there is no foreground or background colour involved.
    "White" and "Black" here could be replaced by "Player 1" and
    "Player 2". Therefore, U+2654 and U+265A have different semantics,
    not just different colours.

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