[XeTeX] chess fonts with xelatex

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Tue Jan 15 11:37:42 CET 2008

On 14 Jan 2008, at 11:27 am, Ulrike Fischer wrote:

> tex-text shows only mappings with unicode-numbers. But I will have
> to deal positions or non-standard glyph names. But I did find the
> documentation of the language so I think I will be able to figure it
> out.

The mapping process is expressed in terms of character codes;  
normally these would be Unicode. In the case of these chess fonts,  
the characters aren't really Unicode characters, but as far as XeTeX  
and the system font interfaces are concerned, they're still being  
accessed via "Unicode" character codes. You'll just have to look at  
the character-to-glyph mappings in the fonts to see what Unicode  
values they're using to access each glyph you want.

XeTeX can also access glyph names, but that would introduce another  
level of indirection that you'd have to put in your macros somewhere  
-- and I don't suppose the names are standardized across all chess  
fonts, either.


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