Adding half-star to Unicode?
verdy_p at wanadoo.fr
Thu Jun 23 17:21:46 CDT 2016
There are also cases where these ratings are using a fixed number of stars,
but ALL of them are filled. Only the fiull color changes: the rating shows
for example the main rating stars in a plain contrasting blue, the other
stars are soft grey shades (less contrastng on the background. And in this
case, there's no WHITE STAR used !
2016-06-24 0:01 GMT+02:00 Garth Wallace <gwalla at gmail.com>:
> But precedent is for separate WITH LEFT HALF BLACK and WITH RIGHT HALF
> BLACK geometric shapes.
> Also, I'm not sure if the BLACK HALF STAR and STAR WITH LEFT HALF BLACK
> are entirely interchangeable. I usually see the former in situations using
> a variable number of glyphs, where the number of glyphs shows the rating,
> as in:
> while I see the latter in ratings with a fixed number of glyphs, where the
> number of *filled* glyphs shows the rating, as in:
> It seems like either would work in the first case, but the LEFT HALF STAR
> would be awkward in the second.
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 2:46 PM, Philippe Verdy <verdy_p at wanadoo.fr>
>> You're right, mirroring for RTL, and vertical presentation may avoid
>> creating 4 characters, only one would then be needed: HALF-BLACK WHITE STAR
>> 2016-06-23 23:34 GMT+02:00 Garth Wallace <gwalla at gmail.com>:
>>> On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 12:53 PM, Ken Shirriff <ken.shirriff at gmail.com>
>>>> Half-stars are used all over the place for reviews and many people have
>>>> expressed interest in a Unicode half star. I propose two new Unicode
>>>> characters: half a BLACK STAR (★) and a half-filled WHITE STAR (☆), i.e. a
>>>> half star without and with an outline. What do you think? Is there any
>>>> reason Unicode doesn't have a half star?
>>> Ratings are usually sequences of stars, with any half star coming at the
>>> end, like ★★★(half), AIUI, so it's usually the left side that's black.
>>> But what about in right-to-left contexts? Would they be bidi-mirrored?
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