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Chess Word Macros & Fonts

This page contains links to various chess fonts which can be used with Alastair Scott's Word macros FEN2DIAG and PGN2FIG. This page was originally maintained by Alastair Scott, but now is maintained by Hans Bodlaender.


Word Macros

Both macros have been checked with Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus 7.78.

FEN2DIAG v3.32 Generates diagrams using chess fonts for the board and pieces. Word 6.0 or greater.


PGN2FIG v2.12 Converts Portable Game Notation< (PGN) files to figurine algebraic notation using chess fonts for the figurines. Word 6.0 or greater.

Free Fonts

Chess Berlin 1.1 A TrueType font by Eric Bentzen including fairy chess pieces; download an update to FEN2DIAG.INI which supports Chess Berlin.


Chess Mark A TrueType diagram font in a simple geometric style by Armando Hernandez Marroquin; download an update to FEN2DIAG.INI which supports Chess Mark.


Chess Marroquin A TrueType diagram font in a modern Mexican style by Armando Hernandez Marroquin; download an update to FEN2DIAG.INI which supports Chess Marroquin.


Chess Maya A TrueType diagram font in Staunton style by Armando Hernandez Marroquin; download an update to FEN2DIAG.INI which supports Chess Maya.


Chess Mediaeval A TrueType diagram font in a mediaeval style by Armando Hernandez Marroquin; download an update to FEN2DIAG.INI which supports Chess Mediaeval.


Chess Merida A TrueType diagram font in a classical style by Armando Hernandez Marroquin.


Chess Millennium A pair of fonts in a "Martian" style by Armando Hernandez Marroquin; download an update to FEN2DIAG.INI which supports Chess Millennium.


Chess Miscel A TrueType font by Armando Hernandez Marroquin, described as a "Chess Wingdings".


Chess Motif A TrueType font by Armando Hernandez Marroquin, described as a "quite simple and bold".


Chess Regular A TrueType font based on an Adobe original.


Chess Usual An redesign of Chess Regular by Armando Hernandez Marroquin. The ZIP file also contains Chess Regular with corrected character spacing and borders; download an update to FEN2DIAG.INI which supports Chess Usual.


Chess Utrecht A TrueType font by Hans Bodlaender.


Skak An Adobe Type 1 font by Egon Madsen.


Traveller Standard A TrueType font by Alan Cowderoy.


Semi-Commercial Fonts

Chessmaster The Chessmaster Network client software includes the Chessmaster Truetype font, which is also supplied with the Chessmaster 5000 or 5500 chess programs.


ChessBase Demo The ChessBase 1.1 and ChessBase Light 6.0 demos contains a number of Truetype fonts, which are also supplied with the full product and the Fritz chess program. File seems no longer available?


TASC Chess Figurine This is an upgrade to the TASCBase chess database which includes a TrueType font. File seems no longer present at the website of Tasc.

Commercial Fonts

  • Chess. Commercial font, by I. Nastenko.

Alpine Fonts The Alpine Fonts, by Steve Smith, are supplied as three sets with different designs (Hastings, Linares or Zurich) containing 17 TrueType or Adobe Type 1 fonts in each set. They are specially supported by my macros. The firm also sells fonts for Shogi, Xiangqi, and other games.



Tilburg Laserfonts A set of TrueType or Adobe Type 1 fonts by Eric Schiller and William Cone. The link is not functional, and I do not know where it is.


A more extensive list with a few more (freeware) fonts is available.

Bitmap Generators

Nørresundby
Chess Club
If you want to generate bitmapped diagrams you can find all the programs which do so here.


HTML Generators

Web Chess Designer Generates a HTML page containing a game score interspersed with bitmapped diagrams. (Original link was broken. Anybody information on new location?)


Czech Generates a frameset with a game score in one frame and a bitmapped diagram, linked to each move, in the other.


Interactive Generators

Chess Diagram Construction Utility A Web page with forms which generates bitmapped diagrams.


Chess Viewer A Java applet which allows a game to be imported from a PGN file then browsed on a Web page.


FEN2LATEX A Web page with forms which generate LaTeX and Postscript diagrams, and also HTML pages containing GIF diagrams, from FEN.


JDiag A Java applet which generates diagrams using chess fonts.


Misty Beach
PGN Viewer
A Java applet similar in function to Chess Viewer.



More links

For more Chess DTP-links, Chess fonts, and other Chess DTP-information, see the Chess Fonts & DTP index page.


This page was maintained by Alastair Scott until January 1998. Now, the page is maintained by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page at new location created: January 20, 1998. Last modified: January 7, 2003.