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

Andrew West andrewcwest at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 05:26:05 CST 2016

On 10 March 2016 at 07:00, Martin J. Dürst <duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp> wrote:
> because these numbers can go up to the 200s, it doesn't make sense to
> register them all as characters (one would need over 500!).

I don't get why that would make no sense.  We already have CIRCLED
NUMBER 1 through 50, and NEGATIVE CIRCLED NUMBER 1 through 20, and
these characters are widely used (in East Asian contexts, at least)
for representing note numbers in text.  In my opinion it would be
eminently sensible to extend both series up to 999, which would cover
the needs of Go notation and as well as note numbering for the vast
majority of users.


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