Proposal to add standardized variation sequences for chess notation

Julian Bradfield via Unicode unicode at
Wed Apr 12 08:48:37 CDT 2017

On 2017-04-12, Philippe Verdy via Unicode <unicode at> wrote:
> 2017-04-12 8:35 GMT+02:00 Martin J. Dürst <duerst at>:
>> 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.
> That's not a valid reason.  "Go" uses **square** cells not **rectangles***
> because of the form of the pieces (round) and the fact they must nearly
> touch each other to surround other pieces.

I don't think Go players and board makers have any interest in your
views of valid reasons.
According to the information provided by various national Go
societies, the typical Japanese Go cell is 22mm by 23.6mm, for the
reason Martin stated.

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