Rotations, SignWriting, and Mr Potato Head

Ilya Zakharevich nospam-abuse at
Mon Nov 10 16:16:43 CST 2014

Oups, I forgot to update the subject, AND made a misprint

On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 02:01:09PM -0800, I wrote:
> See, for example, the Mr Potato Head font
> ; using the same principles, one could encode most (all?) of the hand
> symbols as
>    SignWriting FACE STARTER CHARACTER + upper/lower-script modifiers
> For example, hand with fingers 1,2 extended, 3,4 crossed, and 5 bent
> halfway could have been encoded as
>    ☆¹²³ˣ⁴⁵ᶜ

Of course, it should have been

  SignWriting HAND STARTER CHARACTER + upper/lower-script modifiers

(but the same holds for SignWriting faces etc).  And ☆ is supposed to
be just a placeholder glyph for the HAND STARTER.


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