Re: Missing geometric shapes

From: Philippe Verdy <>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 06:49:52 +0100

On the opposite, there's a consistant definition of some abstract
characters that are still not encoded : the metal of medals in sports.
These are reliably defined and well known since long thoughout the world.
Why don't we have a GOLD MEDAL, SILVER MEDAL, and BRONZE MEDAL (some events
are adding an iron, or chocolate (!) for the 4th or for all participants,
sometimes as well informal an informal "wooden medal (or spoon)" for the
looser, or the lowest rank) ? These metals also have an heraldic tradition
for alternate representation without colors (bronze being replaced by sand
i.e. all black/filled, silver being white/empty, and gold/yellow having its
thin-hatched or thin-dotted fill patterns).

These are not just colors, their assigned relative order or value is very
consistant to mean: 1st, 2nd, 3rd (thanks to olympic games and most
championships, excep in some "rich" leagues like soccer footbal, tennis, or
in arts, where where there are variable cups / bowls / plates / statues/
palms, specific to each event, or even cycling, where only the first one in
a given category gets a t-shirt color : so these prices only for winners
are not ratings).
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