Re: Proposal to add standardized variation sequences for chess notation

From: Asmus Freytag <>
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2017 15:53:42 -0700
On 4/3/2017 3:28 PM, Richard Wordingham wrote:
On Mon, 3 Apr 2017 22:48:31 +0100
Michael Everson <> wrote:

Yes, this is what I’ve proposed. 
I was explaining it to Asmus and others with similar misunderstandings.


Alternatively, a system that uses no Variation selectors and only relies on Opentype ligatures might work even better.

This would require one Empty and one Filled board cell, to ligate with whatever piece is supposed to sit on top of it. The use of Empty / Filled board cell would result in the correct metrics and by encoding an empty cell that is different from a "white square", there's no need to overload the use of the latter.


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