Proposal to add standardized variation sequences for chess notation

Kent Karlsson kent.karlsson14 at
Wed Apr 5 19:54:11 CDT 2017

Den 2017-04-06 01:25, skrev "Michael Everson" <everson at>:

>>  - some bidi fix [preferably making the box/border drawing characters bidi
>> "L", if possible; otherwise a caveat that
>>    if there is an expectation to paste in such a board into an RTL document,
>> bidi controls need be used to LTR the board]).
> I don¹t know if there is a problem here and am not able to offer a solution if
> there is. I don¹t object to a solution, if there is a problem.

I would think that anyone pasting a chess board (à la your proposal) to an
RTL context will see that something went amiss, and also know enough about
bidi to set the bidi context to LTR for the chess board(s), either by some
setting, or by inserting bidi control characters.

So a small caveat is all that is necessary. Like:
"The chess boards are assumed to be set in a left-to-right bidi context."

/Kent K

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