Coloured Punctuation and Annotation

Asmus Freytag asmusf at
Wed Apr 5 17:16:43 CDT 2017

Do you have any examples of plain text that is rendered with parts of 
characters having white (opaque) background?

I'm not aware of any,


On 4/5/2017 2:48 PM, Richard Wordingham wrote:
> In topic 'Proposal to add standardized variation sequences for chess
> notation', on Wed, 5 Apr 2017 03:05:16 -0700
> Asmus Freytag <asmusf at> wrote:
>> On 4/5/2017 1:10 AM, Richard Wordingham wrote:
>>> A piece with a *white* background is different to a piece that is
>>> merely an outline, whether filled or not.
>> Unless you select an 'emoji_presentation' you do not get two-toned
>> glyphs, therefore "white" is always the same as "transparent". This
>> is true for anything in plain text, not just game pieces.
> Where does this come from?  I tried to read it from UTS#51 'Unicode
> Emoji', which is not part of TUS, but I couldn't deduce that a font
> that enables U+10B99 PSALTER PAHLAVI SECTION MARK to have exactly two
> (as opposed to none or four) red dots is in breach of the guidelines
> therein.  Are we really going to have to set up Psalter Pahlavi emoji?
> There's also some encoded Ethiopic punctuation that certainly used to
> have red dots.
> I think the emoji database has overlooked an entire script of emoji -
> the Egyptian hieroglyphs!
> Richard.

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