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Re: [Groff] chess font?

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: [Groff] chess font?
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2007 12:14:50 -0500
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Tadziu Hoffmann <address@hidden>:
> We also just _might_ write a *roff interpreter in Python and
> skip groff altogether. 

doclifter has large portions of a troff interpreter inside it,
because it has to :-).

> Ah, but it's not quite as trivial as it initially appears.
> You can't just translate "Q" to "white queen" with a simple
> "tr" request -- you have consider the position of the "Q" on
> the field and distinguish between "white queen" and "white
> queen on black".  So you either define two input characters
> for each piece (and unnecessarily complicate the nicely
> designed mnemonic layout), or you need something a little bit
> more complicated.

True, I guess.  I bow before your m4d troff-hacking skillz.
                <a href="";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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