Proposal to add standardized variation sequences for chess notation

Martin J. Dürst via Unicode unicode at
Wed Apr 12 01:35:36 CDT 2017

On 2017/04/12 00:44, Philippe Verdy via Unicode wrote:

> Some Asian chess boards include also diagonal lines or dots on top of their
> crossing (notably 9x9 boards are subdivided into nine 3x3 subgroups by such
> dots). These chess boards do not alternate white and black "squares" ;
> beside this, the cells may also be rectangular (longer vertically than
> horizontally)

[mostly OT]

On Go boards, the grid cells are definitely rectangular, not square. The 
reason for this is that boards are usually looked at at an angle, and 
having the cells be higher than wide makes them appear (close to) 
square. However, because diagrams are usually viewed at close to a right 
angle, Go diagrams use squares, not rectangles.

Regards,   Martin.

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