Figurine Algebraic: Webfonts?

quadibloc's picture

I was looking around for free fonts usable as webfonts that would allow me to put chess games on my web site in Figurine Algebraic notation.

There are some fonts suitable to that purpose, but as these web sites evidence, they're not being used as web fonts just yet...

http://mip.noekeon.org/HTMLTTChess/index.html

http://www.strategems.org/fonts/fonts.htm

instead, users are still expected to download the special fonts and install them on their computers.

At least with commercial fonts, apparently some sites are using webfonts for Chess,

http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/commentary_live-wcc-2012-anand-appears-to-have-weathered-the-storm_1687859

although it's possible that the site is just using something that I happen to have on my computer. (The white Knight, for example, is the letter N: the font is not Unicode, so it's easier to compose the chess games without special software.)

quadibloc's picture

Ah. The font - and even the JavaScript for displaying a board - apparently aren't commercial products, but are from Google Code.

The font is "pgn4web Liberation Sans", the program pgn4web.

Si_Daniels's picture

The chess pieces are encoded within Unicode, (♔♕♖♗♘♙♚♛♜♝♞♟) so you may have a symbol font on your machine that includes them. There's one (Segoe UI Symbol) in Windows. However I don't think Unicode has enough components to lay out a chess board properly.

>Ah. The font - and even the JavaScript for displaying a board - apparently aren't commercial products, but are from Google Code.

P(a)wn'd by Google!

Si

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