Proposal to add standardized variation sequences for chess notation

Richard Wordingham richard.wordingham at
Mon Apr 3 17:34:31 CDT 2017

On Mon, 3 Apr 2017 15:07:38 -0700
"Asmus Freytag (c)" <asmusf at> wrote:

> Having the system use specific character codes for the empties and 
> variation selectors for the pieces is a needless complication; just 
> duplicate the few pieces with a hatched background. (The precise
> style of hatching should be left to the font - that's not something
> that you specify in plain text).

> Leave the question of requesting M-square metrics to a (single) 
> variation selector and you are done.

This solution quiets my qualms.


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