Bit arithmetic on Unicode characters?

Garth Wallace gwalla at
Fri Oct 7 23:36:56 CDT 2016

Sorry about the blank reply. Itchy trigger finger.

On Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 2:28 PM, Ken Whistler <kenwhistler at> wrote:

> On 10/6/2016 12:44 PM, Garth Wallace wrote:
> Some representatives of the WFCC have proposed alternate arrangements that
> assume there will be a need for bitwise operations to covert between the
> existing chess symbols in the Miscellaneous Symbols block and related
> symbols in the new block. I don't see the need but maybe I'm missing
> something.
> I don't think you are missing anything. Bitwise operations would certainly
> *not* be needed in a case like this. Small lookup and mapping tables
> would suffice.
> --Ken
Thank you.

Just to be clear, this is the proposed allocation as it stands:

That arrangement is the result of some discussion with a representative of
the WFCC.

And here are the alternatives that another WFCC representative recently
proposed and that prompted my question:
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