From: Kent Karlsson (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Feb 28 2007 - 12:56:39 CST
Jon Hanna wrote:
> Agreed (though its option g). I'm not seeing how tallies work
> in static
> text other than as glyph variants for U+0031 through U+0035
One thing is absolutely certain here: Tally marks are definitely
NOT glyph variants of 1-5. They have the values 1-5, but that is
something entirely different.
I think tally marks are just as justified (or justifiable) as
card faces, dice faces, chess symbols, domino faces, and the
like. Or actually, more justifiable, since tally marks are
regularly written (it does not matter that it is by hand,
usually), which the above listed symbols rarely are.
I, for one, would argue that the tally mark characters all
should have the same advance width, as in handwriting one
would not start a tally (of value 1) unless there is space
for a full tally (of value 5) to the right of the begun tally.
So in ASCII, fixed width font, the first four tally marks could
be *approximated* by "| ", "|| ", "||| ", "||||".
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