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GothicChessInventor

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Chess Fonts for MS Word
« on: February 22, 2018, 03:57:02 pm »
Is there a way to use a chess font in MS Word?
Are there any chess fonts that have the Archbishop and Chancellor pieces?

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Re: Chess Fonts for MS Word
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 03:27:41 am »
Chess fonts are just like any other font. When they are installed in the Windows font folder, they should automatically appear in the font-choice menu of all applications. If they are in the Windows-compatible }treu-type font" (.ttf) format, that is. I think all chess fonts on enpassant.dk are int TTF format. The mapping of ascii characters to symbols is non-standardized, however.

IIRC only a single font on enpassant.dk contains 'fairy pieces'. (I forgot which.) But this cntains just rotated versions of the orthodox symbols, as is stadard in fairy poblems.

George Tsavdiris once created a TTF for a font called WinBoardF. (WinBoard also can use chess fonts for redering pieces.) This does contain dedicated symbols for a number of fairy pieces, including a (Gothic style) Archbishop and Chancellor. The download link ( http://talkchess.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=154875) no longer seems to be functioning, though. I am not sure if I still have it somewhere.

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Re: Chess Fonts for MS Word
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 03:17:31 pm »
Chess fonts are just like any other font. When they are installed in the Windows font folder, they should automatically appear in the font-choice menu of all applications. If they are in the Windows-compatible }treu-type font" (.ttf) format, that is. I think all chess fonts on enpassant.dk are int TTF format. The mapping of ascii characters to symbols is non-standardized, however.

IIRC only a single font on enpassant.dk contains 'fairy pieces'. (I forgot which.) But this cntains just rotated versions of the orthodox symbols, as is stadard in fairy poblems.

George Tsavdiris once created a TTF for a font called WinBoardF. (WinBoard also can use chess fonts for redering pieces.) This does contain dedicated symbols for a number of fairy pieces, including a (Gothic style) Archbishop and Chancellor. The download link ( http://talkchess.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=154875) no longer seems to be functioning, though. I am not sure if I still have it somewhere.

So is George still over there in Greece? He and I had many-a-good-battle in the formative years of Gothic Chess, especially on the BK website and GothicChessLive.com.

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Re: Chess Fonts for MS Word
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2018, 04:08:41 pm »
I never knew where he was. But his last posting on TalkChess was Dec 14, 2017. So I suppose he is 'alive and kicking'.

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Re: Chess Fonts for MS Word
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2018, 05:39:21 pm »
Usually I don't use fonts. I use graphics, the most extensive collection of variant graphics is Alfaerie Omega. Here's a link to my fork.
https://www.reddit.com/r/chessvariants/comments/83f6oy/alfaerie_omega_revival/

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