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chessboard --- A package to print chessboards
Version 1.7 Ulrike Fischer 2014

1.7: chessboard no longer loads amssymb (to avoid clashes)
1.6: Corrected some bugs. Added textfont key for text style.
1.5: Corrected some bugs.
     Added key getpiecelists.
     Adapted the package to xskak.
1.4: changed the code so that it work with xkeyval 2.5
1.3a: corrected a small bug
1.3:A lot of the pgf-code have been rewritten and extended.

Upgrading to this version
can change the look of existing documents.

Notably two things can give problems: Since version 1.3 the value of the
padding key affects much more objects (marks) in the pgf
pictures. So it could be necessary to reset the padding. And the
applycolor has changed its behaviour. It will now also affect
the foreground picture.


- Readme (this file)
- chessboard-scr.dtx
- chessboard.ins
- chessboard.pdf
- chessboard.sty
- chessboard-keys-main.sty
- chessboard-keys-pgf.sty
- chessboard-pgf.sty

Move the four .sty  in <texmf>/tex/latex/chessboard/. You can regenerate the .sty by runing
TeX/LaTeX on chessboard.ins to unpack the dtx.

The dtx-file doesn't contain any documentation.
So running LaTeX on it makes no sense!

Put chessboard.pdf in


chessboard.pdf. There isn't a source for the documentation as it use some
local fonts and styles.


This package offers commands to print chessboards. It can print partial boards,
hide pieces and fields, color the boards and put various marks on the board.
It has a lot of options to place pieces on the board. Using exotic pieces e.g. for
fairy chess is possible.
It can be used together with the newest version (1.4) of the skak package
which you can find at CTAN and together with xskak.

chessboard uses some primitives of e\TeX. It needs a recent version
of chessfss and xkeyval. It also needs the packages xifthen, tikz, pgfcore and pgfbaseshapes (from the pgf bundle),
and - if run with latex - pst-node (from pstricks).

This material is subject to the LaTeX Project Public License.

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (655.8k).

chess­board – Print chess boards

This pack­age of­fers com­mands to print chess­boards. It can print par­tial boards, hide pieces and fields, color the boards and put var­i­ous marks on the board. It has a lot of op­tions to place pieces on the board. Us­ing ex­otic pieces (e.g., for fairy chess) is pos­si­ble.

The doc­u­men­ta­tion in­cludes an ex­am­ple of an an­i­mated chess­board, for those whose PDF viewer can dis­play an­i­ma­tions.

Ver­sion1.7 2014-05-01
Li­cense The Project Public Li­cense
Copy­right2006–2014 Ul­rike Fis­cher
Main­tainerUl­rike Fis­cher
Con­tained inTeX Live as chess­board
MiKTeX as chess­board
Topics pro­cess game di­a­grams, game­books, and other amuse­ments
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