Proposal to add standardized variation sequences for chess notation
richard.wordingham at ntlworld.com
Mon Apr 3 18:47:01 CDT 2017
On Mon, 3 Apr 2017 23:35:52 +0100
Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com> wrote:
> On 3 Apr 2017, at 22:03, Richard Wordingham
> <richard.wordingham at ntlworld.com> wrote:
The relevant text before was,
"I'm talking about looking for a U+2654 glyph for ordinary text when
all the first font tried has is:
2654 FE01; Chesspiece on white; # WHITE CHESS KING
2654 FE02; Chesspiece on black; # WHITE CHESS KING"
> > Should it give a glyph for U+2654 or not?
> Of course. Why wouldn't it? It’s a graphic character.
What my conceptual example font has is not the sort of glyph one would
want for sentences like "Alice ♙ d4 meets White Queen ♕ (with shawl)".
> I don’t see how anything you’re saying either identifies or tried to
> solve any actual problem with the proposal. The proposal says “put
> some substitution tables into your chess font to display a particular
> glyph” and some apps do that and some don’t. You can’t use VS with
> apps that don't.
I'm trying to work out whether we need a variation sequence for
"chesspiece in a sentence". We need the advice of someone who's worked
on font fallback.
You don't need substitution tables to be executed if your application
can just look up glyphs for variation sequences.
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