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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Aurelian Florea. This game is a favorite of its inventor.

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Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-08-24 UTC

Perhaps Fergus can tell if there are alternatives to islower and isupper that ignore non-alphabetic characters, (or judge only the first letter in the string), and thus can be used to reliably recognize color in an environment of names that contain digits / punctuation. My first thought would of course be to outlaw such piece names in the fist place: it seems totally silly to allow such names. There doesn't seem any need for it.

My recommendation is to change the piece labels, which I have previously documented how to do. This would require extra programming, though, which could defeat the purpose of having all the code generated for you. Perhaps code for changing piece labels could be automatically generated with the other code. This would require you to enter both the original piece label and the notation you want to use for the piece. See recent comments to the Developer's Guide for details on what kind of code is needed to do this.

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