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This is a static archive of the domnit.org blog,
which Lenny Domnitser wrote between 2006 and 2009.

Unicode Chess

Not sure if these work on your browser/operating system (yes, no, sorta), but it’s sweet that they exist as Unicode characters:

♜ ♞ ♝ ♛ ♚ ♝ ♞ ♜
♟ ♟ ♟ ♟ ♟ ♟ ♟ ♟
□ ■ □ ■ □ ■ □ ■
■ □ ■ □ ■ □ ■ □
□ ■ □ ■ □ ■ □ ■
■ □ ■ □ ■ □ ■ □
♗ ♗ ♗ ♗ ♗ ♗ ♗ ♗
♖ ♘ ♗ ♕ ♔ ♗ ♘ ♖

If somebody wants to play in the comments (I’m bad), copy the last move, wrap it in <pre style="font-size: 200%"> and </pre>, and move a piece. Any number of people can play for whichever side they wish–just don’t make two moves in a row.

Alternatively, if neither of the two to three people reading this can see the characters, I’ll just play them in real chess.