From: Rikard Nordgren ETEK CHALMERS SE>
Date: 20 mar 2001
Subject: Re: About the name of the pieces
"Dr.Eduard Werner" wrote:
>
> On Tuesday 20 March 2001 09:56, you wrote:
> > > I do: Other shogi variants exist, played on bigger boards; the most
> > > common of these is Chu. Now where is the square 111 on a chu board? Is it
> > > 1-11 or 11-1? Using a sign between the numbers would already be a
> > > deviation from the Japanese notation for Modern Shogi, and using a
> > > character is easier. It would be nice to be able to use the same
> > > notation. Don't forget that also the Japanese use a digit and a character
> > > for denoting squares, only they have special characters for numbers.
>
> > Just use a comma! 1,11 and 11,1 Mathematically appealing.
>
> A comma is something. This is a) still a deviation from the Japanese way
> and b) it's twice as much to write (four characters instead of two).
>
> Edi
Then use different notations for chu and shogi or use hex notation
(A=10, B=11, C=12)
now we have 1B as 1,11 and B1 as 11,1.
Rikard