Keyboard layout for chess annotation with special symbols

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Keyboard layout for chess annotation
with special symbols in Windows programs
via AutoHotkey script


If the wish may exist to use the special symbols listed below in Windows programs that allow the selection of a special font, an attempt may be made to


This will monitor the AltGr key in the background and output a special symbol (usually a special chess symbol – here or here) each time it is pressed in conjunction with another key.

The program/script and the behaviour of the AltGr key caused by this is terminated by the key combination Shift + Esc key.

If a program such as Scid vs. PC refuses to cooperate when commenting via AltGr, an attempt can be made to bypass this obstruction by means of a text program such as Notepad, selection of the font AqChessUnicode, annotating via AltGr, selection, Ctrl-c and in the chess annotation program Ctrl-v.

The special symbols in detail - there stand for
the 1st character for the selected key,
the 2nd character after the "→" for the special symbol to be output,
the 1st number for the decimal Unicode number of the special symbol,
the 2nd number for the hexadecimal Unicode number of the special symbol,
"./." for: undefined character in HTML and therefore not presentable on the Internet:

1st keyboard row:

1 → ¹ – 185 - x00B9
2 → ² – 178 - x00B2
3 → ³ – 179 - x00B3
6 → ⟳ – 10227 - x27F3 - moderate development/time advantage - the symbol resembles a "6"
7 → ⩲ – 10866 - x2A72
8 → ⩱ – 10865 - x2A71
9 → ± – 177 - xB1
0 → ∓ – 8723 - x2213
– → ./. – 58182 - xE346
= → ./. – 58184 - xE348

2nd keyboard row:

q → ♕ – 9813 - x2655 - q(!)ueen
r → ♖ – 9814 - x2656 - r(!)ook
t → ⊕ – 8853 - x2295 - t(!)ime control pressure
u → ∞ – 8734 - x221E - u(!)nclear position
i → △ – 9651 - x25B3 - with the i(!)dea
o → ⌓ – 8979 - x2313 - better is
p → ♙ – 9817 - x2659 - p(!)awn
[ → ./. – 58179 - xE343 - passed pawn - not in PGN4Web
] → ⊥ – 8869 - x22A5 – ending

3rd keyboard row:

a → ↑ – 8593 - x2191 - a(!)ttack
s → ./. – 9711 - x25C8 - large circle - s(!)pace advantage - not in PGN4Web
f → □ – 9633 - x25A1 - f(!)orced move
g → ⇄ – 8644 - x21C4 - moderate counterplay
h → ♘ – 9816 - x2658 - knight (h(!)orse)
j → → – 8594 - x2192 - initiative
k → ♔ – 9812 - x2654 - k(!)ing
l → ⇔ – 8660 - x21D4 - file a - h (l(!)ine)
; → ./. – 58176 - xE340 - bishop pair - not in PGN4Web

4th keyboard row:

z → ⨀ – 10752 - x2A00 - z(!)ugzwang
x → ⊞ – 8862 - x229E - centre
c → ./. – 58180 - xE344 - c(!)ompensation - not in PGN4Web
b → ♗ – 9815 - x2657 - b(!)ishop
n → ./. – 58178 - xE342 - same bishops - not in PGN4Web
m → ./. – 58177 - xE341 - opposite bishops - not in PGN4Web
, → « – 171 - x00AB - queen-side
. → » – 187 - x00BB - king-side
/ → ⇗ – 8663 - x21D7 – diagonal

Anyone who has the program AutoHotkey may change the script or the keyboard layout at his decretion.

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program keyboard-layout.exe
EXE file [1,04 MB]: keyboard-layout.exe




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script keyboard-layout.ahk
AHK file [1,84 KB]: keyboard-layout.ahk








 

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