Sunday, April 17, 2016

[fufxfanw] Circular symbols

Create a writing system or data encoding system that can pack arbitrary amounts of data into a circular region (disc), of course, requiring finer resolution at high density.

Most obvious is concentric circular segments.  The radial width of the segments decreases as the density increases.  How many angular segments per circle should there be, for a given radius (radial distance / radial width)?

Inspired by go 囲碁 kifu with numbers from 1 through (usually) 200ish written inside circular pieces.  Three digit numbers are the wrong shape for a circular region.

Spherical barcodes (future post).  We could also consider packing data inside a sphere.

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