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

Philippe Verdy verdy_p at wanadoo.fr
Fri Mar 18 16:19:19 CDT 2016

Sequences were introduced long before. I know that they add their own
complications everywhere, but they are already part of existing algorithms.
If sequences (not just combining sequences) were not there, there would be
much more characters encoded in the database and eveything would be encoded
like sinograms (mostly one character per composite glyph)

2016-03-18 19:58 GMT+01:00 Asmus Freytag (t) <asmus-inc at ix.netcom.com>:

> On 3/18/2016 11:11 AM, Garth Wallace wrote:
> The enclosure could also be something else than a circle (or arcs of> circle): it could be a rectangle, hintable with joiners (like with circles)> to create an enclosing square, or a rounded rectangle (hintable to create a> rounded square).
> I thought combining characters would not be suitable for things like
> white text on black.
> Philippe seems to have an appetite for combining sequences that's not
> shared by the UTC.
> A./
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