Re: Missing geometric shapes

From: Asmus Freytag <>
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2012 17:40:41 -0800

On 11/8/2012 4:42 PM, Kent Karlsson wrote:
> 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).

Logos get treated based on different principles than other symbols.
Let's keep that discussion separate.


>> 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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