Enconding a flammable sign and others (et al.)
doug at ewellic.org
Tue Sep 6 12:01:12 CDT 2016
Asmus Freytag (c) wrote:
>> As a reminder, "let's encode X" on the public mailing list doesn't
>> constitute a proposal, even for emoji.
> As a reminder, "X" is already encoded, so no proposal for encoding it
> would be accepted.
Ha ha! It is to laugh! Let me try again.
Suggestions on the public mailing list to encode new characters,
including but not limited to the recent ones quoted below, do not
constitute proposals, even for emoji.
> It is well known that the southern song style of counting rods, had
> different forms for the digits 4, 5 and 9
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counting_rods , however currently there
> is no way to represent such forms, a proposal to add them would only
> occupy five code points, since number four is identical both vertical
> and horizontally.
> the last four characters on the right of which I propose the following
> names: UPPER HALF BLOCK MEDIUM SHADE, LOWER HALF BLOCK MEDIUM SHADE,
> FULL BLOCK-UPPER HALF MEDIUM SHADE and FULL BLOCK-LOWER HALF MEDIUM
> SHADE. I recommend encoding them in the Miscellaneous Symbols and
> Arrows block or in the Geometric Shapes Extended block.
> I'd argue there's a fifth character missing from the ZX-81 set. Notice
> how there are two separate MEDIUM SHADEs, one the inverse of the
> other. For complete compatibility Unicode would also somehow need a
> second one of those.
> However this proposal isn't complete unless we can identify tally
> marks 2, 3 and 4 easily and the simplest way is to add named character
> sequences, where we just repeat tally mark one an n number of times.
> I'm really surprised this isn't already encoded but while we are at it
> let's also encode a symbol for non-ioninzing radiation, laser hazard,
> explosion hazard, strong magnetic field, chocking hazard, corrosion,
> slippery floor, oxidising, carcinogen and chemical weapon symbols just
> to name the most relevant. Other ones would include uv light, frezzing
> hazard, hand in the middle of cogs, foot or hand under machinery,
> battery hazard, washing hands, fragile symbol, crane hazard,
> suffocation, high temeperatures and probably some I missed.
Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, US | ewellic.org
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