[OS X TeX] Chess Packages for Mac

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Jan 11 16:47:54 EST 2008


A couple of years ago I put together a packaging of the skak package  
using the SkakNew type-1 fonts for writing LaTeX documents and using  
PGN (Portable Game Notation) style notation.

There is now a new way for chess fonts to be treated using the new  
chessfss package along with an updated skak package that uses  
chessfss. There are also updated SkakNew fonts that include a second  
large diagram font, AlphaDiag. And, finally, there are some additional  
packages the use the skak package for producing complex, colored  
diagrams, the chessboard and xskak packages.

I've put these together set up for reasonably simple installation in  
either gwTeX or MacTeX (Tex Live 2007).

This is available as MacSkakNew.zip at <http://homepage.mac.com/herbs2>.

You might also be interested in a Drop Script that converts PGN games  
into LaTeX documents (sorry, not analysis, just the raw games). This  
available as DropPgn2Ltx.zip at the same location.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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