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 By Charles  Gilman. Hoo Mitregi. Intermediate between Mitregi itself and Dai Mitregi. (12x12, Cells: 144) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
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.