Bit arithmetic on Unicode characters?

David Starner prosfilaes at
Sun Oct 9 23:33:07 CDT 2016

On Sun, Oct 9, 2016 at 4:03 AM Mark Davis ☕️ <mark at> wrote:

> Essentially all of the game pieces that are in Unicode were added for
> compatibility with existing character sets. ​I'm guessing that ​there are
> hundreds to thousands of possible other symbols associated with games in
> one way or another, or that could be dug out of instruction manuals (eg,
> (Many of those would be encumbered by copyright issues, but there are no
> doubt others that would not.)

I see two symbols used in text in that Catan manual; there's a white star
(U+2606) and a twelve-pointed red star (U+2739 or U+1F7D2?). I don't see
why books about games would be any different than any other book in this
manner; symbols used in running text should be encoded.
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