Re: Missing geometric shapes

From: Kent Karlsson <>
Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2012 01:42:29 +0100

Den 2012-11-09 01:22, skrev "Asmus Freytag" <>:

> On 11/8/2012 3:40 PM, Philippe Verdy wrote:
>> Usually, we see the high ratings displayed as multiple stars, that are
>> either present or absent, but rarely half filled.
> Half filled stars are relatively common, whenever there are fractional
> star ratings possible.
> Stars are among the most common sets of symbols used for this kind of
> rating by "repetetive" symbols.

And indeed repeating a logo is quite common (even using half logos), or
suns (and half suns), or... That does not mean that Unicode should start
encoding logos, or regard logos as glyph variants of stars (or "rating
stars" or whatever).

    /Kent K

> That there are many other ways to do rankings is besides the point.
> Stars (and half stars) are known to be in use (and can presumably be
> documented by whoever makes a proposal). That's enough to go on in
> deciding on encoding *those symbols*.
> That some people use VULGAR FRACTION ONE HALF together with stars, or a
> plus sign or some other method is also besides the point. Unicode
> provides the symbols that allow people to write what they need to write,
> not what they "ought" to use.
> A./
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