The comment suggesting half stars: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11959139
Anyone on the committee(s.........) who reads that, either gets the point immediately, or is irredeemable. (IMHO)
As for how it is scoped and executed... Plentiful committee fodder! ;-)
P.S. I'm just tongue-in-cheek, here. I've no real knowledge of the Unicode specifications world. Just imagining lots of committees and lots of pieces of turf, partially tied back to the geo-political whatevers of the world we all live in. :-)
Though maybe we can add star (and half-star!) ratings to HN comments, moving forward? ;-)
If you have good examples, you can email my username @righto.com
As just one example that immediately occurred to me, after having been on Amazon yesterday.
By the way, you have or will add a hollow star, also per Amazon? Placeholder for the higher possible rating(s) that an item has not received.
It actually renders a much smaller sliver of a star than a half, at least for me:
Not saying that needs to be implemented at the Unicode level, just saying there is evidence of use of other fractions.
How about adding an outlined version as well as the filled version? This division is shown in your examples. In fact, there are the following versions: (0) Outlined star (1) Filled star (2) Half-filled, half-outlined star (3) Half-filled, Half-'other color'-filled star (4) Half-filled, half-missing star
Seeing as multiple colors are a hassle and not really what Unicode codepoints are designed for, option (3) could be ignored. Option (2) and (4) need LTR and RTL versions.
I would comment directly but following the .dk links at the bottom of the document results in 404s.
Also, what/where is the broken .dk link?