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Charles Gilman wrote on 2007-03-01 UTC
I agree that the rotated images are not ideal in that respect. The comment
reminds me of my own experience of having to remember that the word
'left' upside down means 'right' and vice versa, as in the 'Look
left' and 'Look right' signs. It is always easier to read the
upside-down one across the road than the right-way-up one hidden away at
my feet!
	A more ideal depiction would be the smaller images (but still within the
normal-sized squares) such as used at
http://www.chessvariants.org/historic.dir/tamerlane.html, but I like to
keep down use of computer memory and therefore make do with what the ffen
diagrams could provide. Were it possible to represent the Shogi array (to
use a very familiar example) as for example

(rm)(nm)(general/vizir)(vizir/general)k(vizir/general)(general/vizir)(nm)
(rm)/1r5b1/(vizirm)(vizirm)(vizirm)(vizirm)(vizirm)(vizirm)(vizirm)(vizirm)
(vizirm)/9/9/9/(Vizirm)(Vizirm)(Vizirm)(Vizirm)(Vizirm)(Vizirm)(Vizirm)
(Vizirm)(Vizirm)/1B5R1/(Rm)(Nm)(General/Vizir)(Vizir/General)K
(Vizir/General)(General/Vizir)(Nm)(Rm),

with m standing for miniaturised and / for the latter piece shrunk and
superimposed on the former I would jump at using it. Perhaps that may
some
day be possible.

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