Proposal to add standardized variation sequences for chess notation

Markus Scherer at
Mon Apr 3 16:44:28 CDT 2017

On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 2:33 PM, Michael Everson <everson at>

> On 3 Apr 2017, at 18:51, Markus Scherer < at> wrote:
> It seems to me that higher-level layout (e.g, HTML+CSS) is appropriate for
> the board layout (e.g., via a table), board frame style, and cell/field
> shading. In each field, the existing characters should suffice.
> That isn’t plain text.

A lot of stuff needed for printing books and laying out PDFs and web pages
goes beyond plain text.

Whose requirement is it to represent an entire chess or checkers board in
plain text?

Other than a sort of puzzle of "what would it take to do so?"

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