RE: Hand characters

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Sat Jan 10 2009 - 14:08:48 CST

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    From: [] On Behalf Of Christopher Fynn

    > How about hand-shapes like those at:
    > <>,
    > <>
    > which have semantic meaning in sign language, those used in manual
    > alphabets <>, or the
    > traditional had gestures (mudrā) used in traditional Indian dance and
    > ritual which have long established and well documented semantic meaning?

    What their meaning is isn't too important. If someone thinks that there is enough interchange to warrant encoding in the UCS, they can certainly submit a proposal to encode them.

    Of course, in some particular cases there may be questions of unification with already-encoded characters or of possible rejection on the grounds that a symbol is no more than a cipher-presentation of some already-encoded character.


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