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Unicode Fonts with Chess Piece Images. Images of how the Unicode Chess piece characters are displayed in different fonts.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Garth Wallace wrote on 2018-09-21 UTC

A few more for you:

Chess Merida Unicode is Marroquín's Chess Merida font remapped to the official Unicode code points (glyphs that are not in Unicode, e.g. the pieces on dark squares, are in the Private Use Area). It doesn't contain any glyphs that aren't in the original, so it's strictly for chess only.

Everson Mono is a monospace font with extensive Unicode coverage. The chess symbols are piece outlines/silhouettes rather than the more traditional printed forms, and can be a bit hard to distinguish, particularly at small point sizes.

Fairfax is a 6×12 pixel bitmap font with extensive Unicode coverage and, like Nishiki-teki, an extensive Private Use Area as well (though it does not include variant pieces). The standard chess pieces can be hard to make out, since they're limited to 72-pixel blocks, but points for trying, and it's nice to know that if for some reason you need to use figurine algebraic notation in Klingon text on a console command line, there is a font for you. Unfortunately, Fairfax's non-bitmap "sister" font, Constructium, contains no chess pieces at all.