Proposal to add standardized variation sequences for chess notation
richard.wordingham at ntlworld.com
Mon Apr 3 18:59:42 CDT 2017
On Tue, 4 Apr 2017 00:30:30 +0100
Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com> wrote:
> On 3 Apr 2017, at 23:07, Asmus Freytag (c) <asmusf at ix.netcom.com>
> You want WHITE CHESS KNIGHT, and WHITE CHESS KNIGHT ON SQUARE, and
> use a VS that changes the colour of the square? That is less legible
> in plain text than my proposal. Not as good. Detrimental to the user
No, he wants two characters WHITE CHESS KNIGHT and WHITE CHESS KNIGHT ON
DARK BACKGROUND, and a variation selector, say VS2, that when applied to
them yields a glyph that works with block elements.
It might be simpler if WHITE CHESS KNIGHT ON DARK BACKGROUND was
defined as a character that worked with block elements.
> Then you’re still stuck for a solution for non-em-square characters
> for inline text.
No, WHITE CHESS KNIGHT should continue to fulfil that role. My only
worry is that one might need a variation selector, say VS1, to force the
choice of a suitable glyph.
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