chess diagrams on A6 cards using LaTeX – 2/2

In the first part I wrote: “put to a template in your favourite text processor”. Attached is a template (class-file) for LaTeX and an example, the explanations are below.

It seems that skak is the package to typeset chess using LaTeX. (See also an earlier post, “chess publishing in latex, starting”.)

Unfortunately, sometimes skak ignores castling moves. I’m going to produce a minimal example and submit a bug report. But at the moment, in case case of such error, use the command \fenboard to correct a position.

My class diakarte imports skak and defines two new commands:

\therest{...}: the argument is centered horizontally using \centerline and then centered vertically in the rest of the text flow.

\restcomment{...}: the argument is centered horizontally using \centerline and then attached to the previous \therest.

Something like this:

\therest{\showboard}
\restcomment{What now?}

A complete example demonstrates also advanced usage. It is included in the zip-file with diakarte package.

If you’ve found the package useful, please drop me a note in comments.

2 Responses to “chess diagrams on A6 cards using LaTeX – 2/2”

  1. wert Says:

    LaTeX Error: File `skak.sty’ not found.

  2. olpa Says:

    skak.sty comes from the package with the same name:

    http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/chess/skak

    The installation process depends on your TeX distribution. Unfortunately I can’t help here.

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