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Flipped-return Nichtschach. Pieces return as something else on the same 3d board. (6x(6x6), Cells: 216) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Fergus Duniho wrote on 2010-12-29 UTC

Charles Gilman wrote on this page:

My first thought was Doppelgängerschach. Only when I posted the page and it failed to turn up on the lists did I think to check whether the Doppelgänger had any existing meaning in Chess variants. It had and I guessed that the similarity to the names of existing variants was the reason for it not appearing.

My guess for the reason it didn't appear is that the itemid for this page had a non-ASCII character in it, and your browser didn't know how to read the URL. Thanks to David Howe, it has now been normalized, and problems like this should be prevented in the future. As part of my efforts to convert the site to UTF-8, I have also changed the non-ASCII ANSI characters in this document to UTF-8.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2010-12-28 UTC
[I am looking at this. There looks to be about a dozen such items. -DH]
[Here is a link to a page which documents my efforts regarding this issue: link]

ATTN David Howe:

I have come to a stumbling block in my efforts to convert the site from ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8. This page uses a non-ASCII character in its itemid, and it is recognized only by ISO-8859-1, not by UTF-8. Links for this page work when the character encoding is set to ISO-8859-1, but they do not work when it is set to UTF-8. Can you do something about this? Perhaps run a script to normalize itemids? I have avoided similar problems with Game Courier, because it has routinely normalized file names by converting non-ASCII characters to their nearest ASCII equivalents. The function I have used for this can presently be found on line 70 of play.php. In case I edit the file, it uses the strtr function, and I have added utf8_decode only recently to deal with UTF-8 non-ASCII characters.

Apparently, I cannot even properly post a comment for this page, because its itemid has a non-ASCII character in it. The page in question is As the link appears here, you have to switch your character encoding to ISO-8859-1 before you can follow the link.

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