Re: Purpose of and rationale behind Go Markers U+2686 to U+2689

From: Andrew West <>
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2016 21:21:51 +0000

On 15 March 2016 at 19:48, K.C.Saff <> wrote:
> I often see numbers roll over at 100, displayed on a new board, so even just
> the full set of two digit forms adds a lot of utility for go games. This
> seems to be a standard practice at Wikipedia (
> ), Sensei's
> Library and a lot of books that I've worked through.

That's certainly true, although it is not hard to find examples which
go over 100 (,
and even the AlphaGo vs Lee Sedol Wikipedia page shows one game
diagram that goes into the 200s.

> Completing both sets
> up to 99, adding "00", and including the most common markers (triangle,
> square, etc.) seems like a good, useful compromise.

Possibly. I certainly have very little expectation that a proposal to
complete both sets to 999 (or even 399) would have any chance of

I am currently working on a proposal for the triangle and square go
markers, and am still considering the best approach to the circled
numbers. Any feedback would be most welcome.

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