Karo - French : Carreau ; english : diamonds ; or ( four-color sheet ) - is one of the four game colors in the French playing card sheet .
In the German newspaper it corresponds to Schellen .
In older game descriptions, diamonds are often referred to as "corner stones". In Switzerland the color is still called "Egge" ( corner ). The term "Karo" came into the German language in the 18th century via the French carreau and goes back to the Latin quadrum "Viereck, Quadrat".
- Character encoding
The ♦ character is already included in the CP437 and thus also in the WGL4 . In Unicode a black ♦ and a white ♢ diamond are defined:
|character||Unicode||Entity in HTML|
|♦||U + 2666 BLACK DIAMOND SUIT||
|♢||U + 2662 WHITE DIAMOND SUIT||
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Wiktionary: Karo - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations
- ↑ Wolfgang Pfeifer: Etymological Dictionary of German. 8th edition. Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, Munich 2005, ISBN 3-423-32511-9 .