Adding half-star to Unicode?

Philippe Verdy verdy_p at
Thu Jun 23 16:46:36 CDT 2016

You're right, mirroring for RTL, and vertical presentation may avoid
creating 4 characters, only one would then be needed: HALF-BLACK WHITE STAR

2016-06-23 23:34 GMT+02:00 Garth Wallace <gwalla at>:

> On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 12:53 PM, Ken Shirriff <ken.shirriff at>
> wrote:
>> Half-stars are used all over the place for reviews and many people have
>> expressed interest in a Unicode half star. I propose two new Unicode
>> characters: half a BLACK STAR (★) and a half-filled WHITE STAR (☆), i.e. a
>> half star without and with an outline. What do you think? Is there any
>> reason Unicode doesn't have a half star?
>> Ken
> Ratings are usually sequences of stars, with any half star coming at the
> end, like ★★★(half), AIUI, so it's usually the left side that's black.
> But what about in right-to-left contexts? Would they be bidi-mirrored?
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