Starting with version 2.0, ChessTask supports figurine and Informator
symbols in the HTML output, too. This is achieved by a special TrueType font and
the usage of a HTML feature called "Cascaded Style Sheets" (CSS).
The font is called `
DBChess' and is available in normal and
The DBChess fonts are based on the `
FigurineSymbol' font by Armando
Hernandez Marroquin (available at
All credits for this nice font should go to him, since I did not change anything
but the mapping of codes to characters. The symbols are rearranged such that:
x' or `
#' are displayed correctly, even if the user did not install the DBChess fonts.
The file `
contains a table with the used mapping.
For installing the DBChess font files
rsc/dbchess/fonts' (TrueType and Type1)
in Unix/Linux you normally need root
access. Under Windows 2000 and Windows NT this is not required.
Setting up the fonts may involve several actions, specific to your
operating system, font server and their versions.
Please, refer to the corresponding manuals for the correct steps.
Additionally, the "Font HOWTO" and
"Font De-Uglification HOWTO" proved to be very informative to me.
In my Linux installation (SuSE 8.0, KDE) the proper menu entry can be found at
Unix/Linux offer a workaround for users that do not have the superuser password. Via the commands
xset fp+ <font-dir> xset fp rehash
the directory containing the DBChess fonts can be temporarily made known to the XFree86 server.
has to be replaced by the full path to the fonts, e.g.
If you add the first command to the file `
.xinitrc' in your home directory, it is executed
at every restart of X automatically.