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

Leonardo Boiko leoboiko at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 05:34:30 CST 2016

Isn't it better to use some sort of COMBINING ENCLOSING CIRCLE?
2016/03/10 8:30 "Andrew West" <andrewcwest at gmail.com>:

> 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.
> Andrew
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