From: Hans Aberg (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jan 08 2009 - 13:22:12 CST
On 8 Jan 2009, at 00:00, Rick McGowan wrote:
> Receiving an e-mail that says merely "+1" -- i.e., exactly one bit
> of information -- followed by the /complete /note that was just sent
> by someone else is annoying. It's like, 1000/1 noise to signal.
☝ U+216D WHITE UP POINTING INDEX
☟ U+216F WHITE DOWN POINTING INDEX
on my computer. represented as hand with an index finger pointing up/
So there seems some hand character variations missing:
WHITE UP POINTING THUMB
WHITE DOWN POINTING THUMB
WHITE UP POINTING MIDDLE
WHITE DOWN POINTING MIDDLE
The first two could be used as replacements for +/-1 - though one does
not really know what the Romans used; the third to terminate
conversations, at least in some countries. And so on.
Counting that right/left hands can be used, as well showing front/
back, and four directions, two colors white/black, there are
2^5*2*2*4*2 = 1024 hand characters.
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