Proposal to add standardized variation sequences for chess notation

Michael Everson everson at
Sat Apr 8 06:10:18 CDT 2017

On 8 Apr 2017, at 02:02, Asmus Freytag <asmusf at> wrote:

>> This isn’t about game play.
> Why rule this out? Once you have a plain text solution, you'll enable any plain text platform.
> Seems almost churlish to want to limit what you can what would be after the fact.

Developers can already use the encoded chess characters in game apps if they want. 

If we have a set of standardized variation sequences for chess notation, then if game developers want to use them, who is to complain? But that is not the point of this proposal, which is to enable people working with chess notation to be able to use the UCS (which they aren’t doing). An app interface has not the same plain-text requirement that people working with chess data do. 

(They ARE using fonts, which shows they want to do this in text. They are NOT using UCS characters, and they do NOT have a coherent model amongst any of their hacks.)

Michael Everson

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