Re: Proposal to add standardized variation sequences for chess notation

From: Philippe Verdy <>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 23:35:33 +0200

2017-04-01 23:09 GMT+02:00 Rebecca T <>:

> > No chess symbols, encoded or proposed, are emoji, nor should they be.
> Except on Samsung
> <>
> .

Except that the sample in this article mixes the colors (black symbol, vs.
white piece emoji, only slighjly darkened with its 3D shadows) I hope that
Samsung is making a clear distinction in its emojis, otherwise it is not a
replacement of the symbol, and skin color modifiers "may" have been used to.

Note that the previous discussion talks about black and white patterns, but
in reality the patterns are just there to emulate color or
lightness/darkness. I don't think there's ny realy difference if the
pattern hashes are oriented like /// or \\\, or if grid patterns are
rotated 0° 30°, 45°: these patterns are used to get a visual feeling as the
exact number of stroke is not significant (only the visual black vs/white
coverate rate is significant and high resolution devices may freely use
thinner stroke widths depending on pixel/subpixel sizes, optical filters or
ink droplets/powders sizes and absorbtion/diffusion by the printing
support). The same appllies too for human skin color modifiers.

On typical color (or grey) displays or polychrmatic printing, these
patterns will not be used, real colorized fills will be used for more
clarity. Today's printing techniques use much higher precision, and
patterns used on old books or maps are no longer needed (and paper surface
quality/regularity today is much better than what it was in the past, even
for basic newspapers using cheap recycled paper, where polychromatic
printing is also used, notably on pages related to leasure time, games, TV
programs, wheather maps, photos of celebrities... and adertizing! Printing
masks are generated using hi resolution lasers and ink quality is much
better too).
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