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Chess Utrecht

More chess fonts

  • Chess Adventurer. Chess font with distinguished bishop, by Armando Hernandez Marroquin from Mexico.
  • Chess Alfonso-X. Chess font, based on diagrams from famous games book of King Alfonso from Spain, 13th century.
  • Chess Cases. Chess font by Matthieu Leschemelle from France.
  • Chess Condal. Chess font, based on diagrams from Spanish chess books, by Armando Hernandez Marroquin from Mexico.
  • Chess Harlequin. Chess font, based on diagrams from French book, by Armando Hernandez Marroquin from Mexico.
  • Chess Kingdom. Chess font, based on diagrams from Latin American chess books, by Armando Hernandez Marroquin from Mexico.
  • Chess Leipzig. Chess font from book from Leipzig, end of 19th century, by Armando Hernandez Marroquin from Mexico.
  • Chess Line. Simple geometric chess font, by Armando Hernandez Marroquin from Mexico.
  • Chess Lucena. By Armando Hernandez Marroquin from Mexico.
  • Chess Magnetic. Chess font based on magnetic chess set by Armando Hernandez Marroquin from Mexico.
  • Chess Marroquin. Chess font, designed by Armando Hernandez Marroquin from Mexico.
  • Chess Miscel. Font with chess clip art - various symbols of use in chess newsletters, etc. Designed by Armando Hernandez Marroquin from Mexico.
  • Chess Mark. Another chess font by Armando Hdez. Marroquin.
  • Chess Maya. Font for creating chess diagrams for children's chess publications, with `quite traditional figures, following the design of the Staunton pieces'. By Armando Hdez. Marroquin.
  • Chess Mediaeval. Chess font by Armando Hdez. Marroquin with traditional design.
  • Chess Merida. Classic design chess font by Armando Hdez. Marroquin.
  • Chess Millennia. Font (in two versions: lighter and darker shaded squares) with stylized piece design, `quite in tune with chess publications of the coming millennium'.
  • Chess Motif. Another font by Marroquin. `Quite simple and bold'.
  • The Alan Cowderoy's Chess Graphics site has a freeware chess font. (Link.)
  • Another free chess font can be found at the site of Task ChessSystem. Download the file TB_TTF.ZIP. (Link.)
  • Chess Montreal. Chess font where every piece looks the same when turned upside down. (Link.)

Figurine Symbol fonts

These TrueType fonts by Armando H. Marroquin fonts can be used for figurine notation: the characters for king, queen, rook, bishop, and knight are replaced by chess pieces/figurines. In the Times New Roman font, some characters are changed to those of the chess pieces they represent.
  • Based on Switserland font.
    1. FigurineSymbol S1. For Croatian, Danish, English, German, Slavonic, Swedish, and Yugoslavian.
    2. FigurineSymbol S2. For French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish.
    3. FigurineSymbol S3. For Dutch, Finnish, Hungarian and Norwegian.
  • Based on Times New Roman.
    1. FigurineSymbol T1. For Croatian, Danish, English, German, Slavonic, Swedish, and Yugoslavian.
    2. FigurineSymbol T2. For French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish.
    3. FigurineSymbol T3. For Dutch, Finnish, Hungarian and Norwegian.

Other chess publishing resources

Checkers or draughts font

I made a checkers or draughts font. This is also useful for chess variants that use checkers pieces. Rules of use, and borders are the same as for the Chess Utrecht font: see The description of Chess Utrecht. This is not sufficiently tested: let me know if it works on your machine. Also, I'm not sure this is really the correct version...

You may use this draughts font free of charge. (c) Hans Bodlaender, 1996.


Written by: Hans Bodlaender. With thanks to Alastair Scott for letting me use his gif-file of my Chess Utrecht font, and to Armando Hernandez Marroquin for his many chess fonts that he sent me. Thanks to Mark Brooks for sending me the Chess Utrecht font in Mac-format.
WWW page created: May 23, 1996. Last modified: February 7, 2000