Chess Symbols

Chess Symbols
RangeU+1FA00..U+1FA6F
(112 code points)
PlaneSMP
ScriptsCommon
Assigned98 code points
Unused14 reserved code points
Unicode version history
11.014 (+14)
12.098 (+84)
Note: [1][2]

Chess Symbols is a Unicode block containing characters for chess notations beyond the basic Western chess symbols in the Miscellaneous Symbols block, as well as symbols representing game pieces for xiangqi (Chinese chess).[3]

Block[edit]

Chess Symbols[1][2]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+1FA0x 🨀 🨁 🨂 🨃 🨄 🨅 🨆 🨇 🨈 🨉 🨊 🨋 🨌 🨍 🨎 🨏
U+1FA1x 🨐 🨑 🨒 🨓 🨔 🨕 🨖 🨗 🨘 🨙 🨚 🨛 🨜 🨝 🨞 🨟
U+1FA2x 🨠 🨡 🨢 🨣 🨤 🨥 🨦 🨧 🨨 🨩 🨪 🨫 🨬 🨭 🨮 🨯
U+1FA3x 🨰 🨱 🨲 🨳 🨴 🨵 🨶 🨷 🨸 🨹 🨺 🨻 🨼 🨽 🨾 🨿
U+1FA4x 🩀 🩁 🩂 🩃 🩄 🩅 🩆 🩇 🩈 🩉 🩊 🩋 🩌 🩍 🩎 🩏
U+1FA5x 🩐 🩑 🩒 🩓
U+1FA6x 🩠 🩡 🩢 🩣 🩤 🩥 🩦 🩧 🩨 🩩 🩪 🩫 🩬 🩭
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 12.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points

History[edit]

The following Unicode-related documents record the purpose and process of defining specific characters in the Chess Symbols block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
11.0 U+1FA60..1FA6D 14 L2/10-368 N3910 Proposal for Encoding Chinese Chess Symbol in the SMP, 2010-09-16
L2/10-463 N3966 Re: Proposal for encoding Chinese chess symbols, 2010-11-05
L2/10-416R Moore, Lisa (2010-11-09), "C.15", UTC #125 / L2 #222 Minutes
N3992 R.O. Korea's Comments on "Proposal for Encoding Chinese Chess Symbol in the SMP (WG2 N3910)", 2011-03-03
N3903 (pdf, doc) "M57.28 (Chinese Chess symbols)", Unconfirmed minutes of WG2 meeting 57, 2011-03-31
N4103 "11.8 Comments on N3910 "Proposal for Encoding Chinese Chess Symbols"", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 58, 2012-01-03
L2/16-255 N4748 West, Andrew (2016-09-12), Proposal to encode Xiangqi game symbols
L2/16-270 N4766 Everson, Michael (2016-09-28), Recommendations for encoding Xiàngqí game symbols
N4873R (pdf, doc) "10.3.10", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 65, 2018-03-16
L2/16-325 Moore, Lisa (2016-11-18), "Consensus 149-C8", UTC #149 Minutes
L2/17-161 N4794 Suignard, Michel (2017-05-08), "China T3, UK T7. Sub-clause 33", Draft disposition of comments on PDAM1.2 to ISO/IEC 10646 5th edition
L2/17-103 Moore, Lisa (2017-05-18), "E.2.3 Xiangqi game symbols", UTC #151 Minutes
N4953 (pdf, doc) "M66.03d", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 66, 2018-03-23
L2/17-353 Anderson, Deborah; Whistler, Ken (2017-10-02), "D. Chess Symbols", WG2 Consent Docket
L2/17-362 Moore, Lisa (2018-02-02), "Consensus 153-C5", UTC #153 Minutes
12.0 U+1FA00..1FA53 84 L2/16-293 Wallace, Garth (2016-10-26), Proposal to Encode Heterodox Chess Symbols
L2/16-342 Anderson, Deborah; Whistler, Ken; Pournader, Roozbeh; Glass, Andrew; Iancu, Laurențiu (2016-11-07), "13. Chess", Recommendations to UTC #149 November 2016 on Script Proposals
L2/17-034R4 N4784R Wallace, Garth; Everson, Michael (2017-03-28), Revised Proposal to Encode Heterodox Chess Symbols in the UCS
L2/17-153 Anderson, Deborah (2017-05-17), "22. Chess symbols", Recommendations to UTC #151 May 2017 on Script Proposals
L2/17-103 Moore, Lisa (2017-05-18), "E.2.1", UTC #151 Minutes
N4953 (pdf, doc) "M66.07j", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 66, 2018-03-23
L2/17-362 Moore, Lisa (2018-02-02), "Consensus 153-C15", UTC #153 Minutes
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unicode character database". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  2. ^ "Enumerated Versions of The Unicode Standard". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  3. ^ "Chapter 22: Symbols". The Unicode Standard, Version 12.0 (PDF). Mountain View, CA: Unicode, Inc. March 2019. ISBN 978-1-936213-22-1.