Aw: Re: Missing geometric shapes

From: Jörg Knappen <>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 12:07:48 +0100 (CET)

Also the asymmetric geometric shapes don't have the mirror-property (it is restricted to
parentheses and mathematical operators). That's the reason why I have proposed
two characters instead of only one. Adding the mirror property to the bicolor star
only would violate the "minimum surprise principle".

--Jörg Knappen

Gesendet: Donnerstag, 08. November 2012 um 11:15 Uhr
Von: "Michael Everson" <>
An: "Unicode Discussion" <>
Betreff: Re: Missing geometric shapes
On 8 Nov 2012, at 09:59, Simon Montagu <> wrote:

> Please take into account that the half-stars should be symmetric-swapped in RTL text. I attach an example from an advertisment for a movie published in Haaretz 2 November 2012

I don't think Geometric Shapes have the mirror property.

2605;BLACK STAR;So;0;ON;;;;;N;;;;;
2606;WHITE STAR;So;0;ON;;;;;N;;;;;

In a Hebrew context you'd just choose the star you wanted (black-white vs white-black) and use it.

Michael Everson *

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