Re: Proposal to encode dominoes and other game symbols

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 08:43:49 CDT

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    At 06:01 -0700 2004-05-25, Andrew C. West wrote:

    >Although in some beginner-level books written for an
    >English-speaking audience the Chinese or Japanese text on the
    >various pieces is replaced by pictural representations, I imagine
    >that the native representation of xiangqi and shogi pieces should
    >have priority if symbols representing xiangqi and shogi pieces were
    >to be encoded.

    Or both, if practice merited it, perhaps.

    >I would suggest that any proposed encoding of an extended set of generic chess
    >symbols for use with all varieties of chess should be based on recognised
    >international usage, not the ad hoc usage of individual web sites and books.

    There's no proposal for that, and I would agree with you. But that
    was some interesting information.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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