Re: Playing cards....

From: Karl Pentzlin (
Date: Thu Dec 16 2010 - 13:29:24 CST

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    Am Donnerstag, 16. Dezember 2010 um 19:35 schrieb Frédéric Grosshans:

    >> CF> Since there are two empty rows in the Playing Cards block (1F0A0
    >> CF> 1F0FF) ...
    >> They are intended for the 21 trump cards (atouts) and the Fool (l'excuse)
    >> of the French Tarot playing card set ...

    FG> Why have this 22 cards be omitted in the first encoding ?

    The proposal for the playing card symbols was connected with the Emoji
    proposals worked out for the Dublin meeting (April 2009). It was based
    on an earlier draft containing the set of 52 playing cards + joker
    used in the USA and other countries. As at that time, everybody
    engaged in the encoding of symbols was heavily busy with emoji, there
    was not enough time to review these 22 cards thoroughly (e.g. deciding
    on the representative glyphs), while at least the fourth court (Knight
    in addition to Jack, Queen, King) could be added then.

    - Karl

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