This is a package for typesetting chess (skak in Danish) games in LaTeX.
The basic idea is to allow the author to write about chess games using normal chess notation, have that typeset nicely and then show the position when desired. skak has an internal chess board so it is never out of sync with the moves described in the text.
For more on the usage see the skakdoc.pdf file.
Choosing Language for mainline
(Proposal date: mid 2002.)
It would be nice if one could choose the language for the mainline, variation and hidemoves for each invocation as it allows for easier inclusion of analysis from chess programs when using a non-english language.
Optimisation of the Implementation
(Proposal date: 2-Jan-2003.)
I would like to improve some areas of the im- plementation since they are unnecessary slow and/or complicated, e.g., IsPieceName could easily be implemented as a case statement in- stead of a list look-up. I have a strong feeling that this would be a lot faster than the current implementation which has a very functional pro- gramming flavour — this was very helpful during the development, but it has a tendency to be a bit inefficient.
(Proposal date: 03-Jan-2003.) It would be a very good idea to create a test suite created using normal testing techniques. Areas of test should include:
- resolving ambiguous moves, i.e., ensuring
that moves like Rad1 moves the right rook.
- all legal SAN moves are accepted.
Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (786.7k).
skak – Fonts and macros for typesetting chess games
This package provides macros and fonts in METAFONT format which can be used to typeset chess games using PGN, and to show diagrams of the current board in a document. The package builds on work by Piet Tutelaers — the main novelty is the use of PGN for input instead of the more cumbersome coordinate notation (g1f3 becomes the more readable Nf3 in PGN).
An Adobe Type 1 implementation of skak's fonts is available as package skaknew; an alternative chess notational scheme is available in package texmate, and a general mechanism for selecting chess fonts is provided in chessfss.
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|Contained in||TeX Live as skak|
|MiKTeX as skak|
fonts distributed as METAFONT source
fonts for typesetting chess problems and diagrams
process game diagrams, gamebooks, and other amusements