Re: If Unicode wants to show the Red Card to someone ...

From: Buck Golemon <>
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2013 12:19:42 -0700

I'm sure that some cards are blue. Do they not also deserve a code point?
This amounts to color prejudice.

If we generalize the proposal, we should encode all the various colors of
Further, we could denormalize the "red card" symbol into combining
characters for "red" and "card".
This points to a general category of colored combining characters.

The only remaining question is whether the colors should be represented in
the HSL or HSV color space.

On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 8:38 AM, Michael Everson <>wrote:

> On 1 Apr 2013, at 10:52, Karl Pentzlin <> wrote:
> > In the tradition of today's date to present proposals with a somewhat
> more entertaining subject than usual, there is: "Proposal to encode symbols
> for penalty cards in the UCS". Until you find it on the usual lists, you
> can see it at:
> I support the encoding of these. This makes good sense from a European
> perspective.
> Michael Everson *
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