Proposal to add standardized variation sequences for chess notation

Michael Everson everson at
Wed Apr 5 20:08:38 CDT 2017

On 6 Apr 2017, at 02:05, Kent Karlsson <kent.karlsson14 at> wrote:

>> Do generic font makers intend to support both graphic terminal emulation and chess?
> I don't know. But it should not be impossible to do so.

And you think the proposal as it does leads to that?

>> Should chess font makers be burdened with graphic terminal emulation glyphs they know nothing about?
> If it is really a chess font, they can just use the glyphs for the chess variety also as the "plain" (terminal emulator variety), and it would not matter (as long as no-one insist on using it for terminal emulation).

Ha, so you’re saying it’s mostly for things like Everson Mono that it matters… ;-)

> All that is needed for that is a manoeuvre to copy a few glyphs within the font (when creating the font). I guess that is not very hard…

It is not.

Michael Everson

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