Proposal to add standardized variation sequences for chess notation
everson at evertype.com
Mon Apr 3 19:22:00 CDT 2017
On 4 Apr 2017, at 00:59, Richard Wordingham <richard.wordingham at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> 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.
I can’t fathom how you would configure a font to do whatever it is you think you’re describing here. I don’t follow it. “worked with which block elements, to do what?
If it’s draw a box around the board, I already said, the answer is to change the graphics terminal block elements because in a chess-font environment their positional function is used, not their graphics terminal glyph.
>> 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.
I don’t get what you’re on about. I’ve already solved this problem, and whatever it is you’re describing sure doesn’t sound intuitive.
I’ve shown my implementations which do what I need them to do. I don’t know if you can do the same, but go ahead and make your font to prove it, and write it up clearly in a counter-proposal if you think it’s the right way to .
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