CTAN submission – skak version 1.0 - chess typeseting the easy way
Date: June 5, 2002 9:58:02 AM CEST
----- Forwarded message from Torben Hoffmann -----
Where to go: replace the old skak package in fonts/skak
Licensing conditions: LPPL (Latex Project Public Licence)
This software is copyright but you are granted a license which gives
you, the ``user'' of the software, legal permission to copy,
distribute, and/or modify the software. However, if you modify the
software and then distribute it (even just locally) you must change
the name of the software to avoid confusion.
This is version 1.0 of the skak package - it differs from the
earlier non-numbered releases in the following aspects:
1. The documentation has been split into three documents:
* A short user guide.
* An example of how to use the skak package.
* A reference manual listing all available commands.
2. Some minor bugs have been removed - thanks to all that have
contacted me regarding these subtle errors.
Best regards and happy chess typesetting.
----- End forwarded message -----
Thanks for the upload. I installed it as suggested replacing the old
version in CTAN:/tex-archive/fonts/skak/
for the CTAN team
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