RE: Hand characters

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Sat Jan 10 2009 - 13:23:46 CST

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    There's a good example of taking someone's comments out of context. Ken's statement, in fact, was, "So a big... WHITE DOWN POINTING THUMB... for the message QA." I.e., in that statement he was commenting specifically on the incorrect code point references, not on the encoding of any particular characters.

    As for the question of encoding particular characters, you were mentioning symbols outside of any context, and without any context one could very well question the need to encode those symbols. Putting them into the context of something like SignWriting would certainly change things.


    -----Original Message-----
    From: [] On Behalf Of Hans Aberg
    Sent: Friday, January 09, 2009 12:55 PM
    To: Kenneth Whistler
    Subject: Re: Hand characters

    On 8 Jan 2009, at 21:23, Kenneth Whistler wrote:

    > Hans Aberg suggested:
    > So a big:

    These things are already being developed:
    though there are some problems.


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