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John Townsend
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Chess diagrams

Post by John Townsend » Fri May 31, 2013 12:43 pm

Can anyone recommend a system for producing chess diagrams as part of a pdf format publication? (I am thinking of a self-publishing venture for which the text would be developed in Word before being converted to pdf.)

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Re: Chess diagrams

Post by John Foley » Fri May 31, 2013 2:06 pm

The first on the following list is quite popular. http://www.enpassant.dk/chess/diaeng.htm

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Re: Chess diagrams

Post by Richard James » Fri May 31, 2013 2:35 pm

http://www.chessdiagrammer.com/ is what I've been using recently.

If you pay for the full version it takes a bit of time to get your head round all the options, though.

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Re: Chess diagrams

Post by John Townsend » Fri May 31, 2013 3:04 pm

Many thanks for that, John. It's much appreciated. I have just produced a diagram, then saved it in a Word document, converted the file to pdf, and printed it. All was successful, so I think I have all I need now. Many thanks also to Richard, though I haven't looked at that site yet.

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John

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Re: Chess diagrams

Post by Dewi Jones » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:37 pm

And thanks from me John. I'm just having a look at setting up a blog for our chess club and it's members and the ability to add diagrams makes it more interesting. Does anybody know a way I can make PGN's readable on a blogger blog?

I have got diagrams working

http://holywellchess.blogspot.co.uk/

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Re: Chess diagrams

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:58 am

Richard James wrote:http://www.chessdiagrammer.com/ is what I've been using recently.

If you pay for the full version it takes a bit of time to get your head round all the options, though.
I wonder what the private uses of the freeware version might be

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Re: Chess diagrams

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:11 am

John Foley wrote:The first on the following list is quite popular. http://www.enpassant.dk/chess/diaeng.htm
Thank you.
Is it be used in books too?
Do you know of a diagram made only of chess fonts?

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Re: Chess diagrams

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:16 pm

Soheil Hooshdaran wrote:
Do you know of a diagram made only of chess fonts ?

Yes, diagrams for printing can be made using chess fonts. I read this on the website, but I have no idea how it's done myself.

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Re: Chess diagrams

Post by Tim Harding » Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:35 pm

Barry Sandercock wrote:Soheil Hooshdaran wrote:
Do you know of a diagram made only of chess fonts ?

Yes, diagrams for printing can be made using chess fonts. I read this on the website, but I have no idea how it's done myself.
I think most professional print publishers use diagram fonts. Personally I think the Linares family from Alpine are best. They also include figurines for move notation.

These fonts are not too expensive and it's easy to set up ChessBase to generate the diagrams from your chosen font and size. They can then be scaled to whatever size you want.

http://www.partae.com/fonts/
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Re: Chess diagrams

Post by Paolo Casaschi » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:54 pm

Dewi Jones wrote:Does anybody know a way I can make PGN's readable on a blogger blog?
http://pgn4web.casaschi.net/board-generator.html

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Re: Chess diagrams

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:40 pm

Tim Harding wrote:
Barry Sandercock wrote:Soheil Hooshdaran wrote:
Do you know of a diagram made only of chess fonts ?

Yes, diagrams for printing can be made using chess fonts. I read this on the website, but I have no idea how it's done myself.
I think most professional print publishers use diagram fonts. Personally I think the Linares family from Alpine are best. They also include figurines for move notation.

These fonts are not too expensive and it's easy to set up ChessBase to generate the diagrams from your chosen font and size. They can then be scaled to whatever size you want.

http://www.partae.com/fonts/
Don't you know of free fonts sir?

ChessPad 2 is free, but a square cannot be starred in ChessPad

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