β-Redex Reducing Member
- Sep 13, 2016
- Lambda Centre
These Pyra board pages use Unicode as indicated by <meta charset="utf-8"> in the source code. Therefore the characters are to be interpreted as Unicode. In Unicode the semantics are defined while the glyphs are undefined. Unicode thus never defines the I to be a stroke. The boards could replace that I with the I Unown and my message would still be the same because my message was Unicode and Unicode does not define the glyphs and therefore the glyphs are not even part of my message.If one assumes that the symbols/glyphs are read from left to right, then the first stroke of the first symbol/glyph of 'P' is a vertical stroke, and so is that of 'I'. It just so happens the last stroke of the symbol 'I' is the same vertical stroke that is the starting stroke. So in a sense, they both start with an example of the same type of thing. How you interpret the stroke is up to you.
Just like the paper that a book is on is not part of the story but is instead just the medium for the story, so are glyphs not part of Unicode messages and are instead merely the medium which conveys the message.
http://www.unicode.org/standard/principles.html said:The Unicode Standard does not define glyph images. The standard defines how characters are interpreted, not how glyphs are rendered. The software or hardware-rendering engine of a computer is responsible for the appearance of the characters on the screen. The Unicode Standard does not specify the size, shape, nor style of on-screen characters.