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Traditional Chinese Pieces for Chinese Chess and Variants. Icons of pieces for Xiangqi and variants using a Chinese font.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
(zzo38) A. Black wrote on Tue, Jun 21, 2005 03:47 AM UTC:
OK, use the 'ta' (or 'lou' if you prefer) and please make a icon out of it and use X/x to represent it in Game Courier (so it will show up in my 'Para Xiang-qi' preset, which, by the way, should probably be indexed).

🕸📝Fergus Duniho wrote on Sun, Jun 19, 2005 07:32 PM UTC:
<P>By itself, cheng seems to mean city, which is very different in meaning from castle. In looking for near synonyms to castle, I found that tower can be represented by a single Chinese character. Either <A HREF=''>ta</A> or <A HREF=''>lou</A>. In Chess, the Rook (which is equivalent to the Chariot in Chinese Chess) is sometimes called a Castle and usually looks like a Tower. In some languages, the Rook is even known by the word for tower, such as torre in Spanish, tour in French, Toren in Dutch, and Turm in German.</P>

(zzo38) A. Black wrote on Fri, Jun 17, 2005 04:27 PM UTC:
I have looked it up, I think 'cheng' would probably be a better choice (see <a href=''></a> and the corresponging Unicode page, by clicking on the '+' sign next to the question mark), also <a href=''></a>. You could make only 'cheng', or one of each, or just make a completely different character if you think it would improve it.<br><br>But I don't really care what you make, but I should have at least one icon for the castle in Para-Xiang-qi which can be used to play this game. Whichever icon is used, I would like it to be added to the Game Courier so I could make a Game Courier preset to play Para-Xiang-qi. Then whoever plays first together can see how this game actually works! (Of course I could use ASCII letters in the mean time, but if this is Xiang-qi, I would like to be able to use Chinese characters to play this game).

🕸📝Fergus Duniho wrote on Tue, Jun 14, 2005 02:11 AM UTC:
It looks like the Chinese word for castle uses two characters, cheng + bao,
which wouldn't work as well as single character names do for pieces. Look
it up at for confirmation.

🕸📝Fergus Duniho wrote on Tue, Jun 14, 2005 01:56 AM UTC:
I have already made GB and iconographic images. They are featured on their
own pages, and two are listed in the 'See also:' section of this page.

There are also these graphics:

(zzo38) A. Black wrote on Mon, Jun 13, 2005 03:47 PM UTC:Good ★★★★
It's good, but it needs a CASTLE icon for <a href='/xiangqivariants.dir/para-xiangqi.html'>Para-Xiang-qi</a>, which I invented. I prefer traditional Chinese images, but you should probably make both traditional and GB, and maybe also iconographic as well.

AndrewBofA wrote on Fri, Jul 12, 2002 01:04 AM UTC:Good ★★★★
Clear images of the Korean pieces - useful for identification, and with explanation of why each symbol was chosen. Tightly written. The downloadable file is also useful. Thank you for your time and effort.

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