Adding half-star to Unicode?

Ken Whistler kenwhistler at
Thu Jun 23 17:35:08 CDT 2016

On 6/23/2016 3:01 PM, Garth Wallace wrote:
> But precedent is for separate WITH LEFT HALF BLACK and WITH RIGHT HALF 
> BLACK geometric shapes.
> Also, I'm not sure if the BLACK HALF STAR and STAR WITH LEFT HALF 
> BLACK are entirely interchangeable.

I agree. If we are going to do this, a set of 4 geometric symbols makes 
sense: the half black star, left and right, and the half and half 
black/white star, left and right.

We aren't likely to start down the road of making this kind of symbol 
tally display automatic bidi-mirroring. These aren't math operators -- 
but the half stars just as more symbols would be useful. And if somebody 
can turn up convincing evidence of use of star symbols cut in half on a 
horizontal axis, those would be interesting, too.

Oh, and please don't come around next asking for a green rotten splat 
and a red certified fresh tomato!!


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