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

Andrew West andrewcwest at gmail.com
Wed Mar 16 19:45:26 CDT 2016

Hi Frédéric,

The historic use of ideographic numbers for marking Go moves are
discussed in the latest draft of my document:



On 16 March 2016 at 13:35, Frédéric Grosshans
<frederic.grosshans at gmail.com> wrote:
> Le 15/03/2016 22:21, Andrew West a écrit :
>> Possibly.  I certainly have very little expectation that a proposal to
>> complete both sets to 999 (or even 399) would have any chance of
>> success.
> And then, there are also the historical example of ideographic numbers used
> for the same purpose in historic texts (like here
> http://sns.91ddcc.com/t/54057, here http://pmgs.kongfz.com/item_pic_464349/
> or here
> http://www.weibo.com/p/1001593905063666976890?from=page_100106_profile&wvr=6&mod=wenzhangmod
> ).
> The above has been found with a quick google search, and I have no idea
> whether these symbols were used in the running text or not.
>   Frédéric

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