Re: Chess symbols

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Jun 21 2002 - 10:43:44 EDT

Marco Cimarosti scripsit:

> The dingbats for chess pieces would not be valid "characters", according to
> the basic Unicode principles. They are there only for roundtripping
> compatibility with some older CJK character set which had them.

I have seen them in running text (as opposed to R, B, N, K, P, Q) in
older chess books.

John Cowan <>
I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen,
han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith.  --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_

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