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bakoma-games – BaKoMa modules for music and games

This mod­ule in­cludes pop­u­lar macro pack­ages de­scribed in chap­ters 7 (Prepar­ing mu­sic scores: MusiXTeX) and 8 (Play­ing games: Chess, Xiangqi — Chi­nese Chess, Go, Backgam­mon, Bridge, Cross­words) of the ‘LaTeX graph­ics Com­pan­ion’. They are pre­com­piled for use, to­gether with fonts and doc­u­men­ta­tion, di­rectly in BaKoMa TeX. Fonts used by some pack­ages are con­verted into for­mats suit­able both for print­ing and for PDF gen­er­a­tion. For ex­am­ple, for Chess the di­a­gram fonts are con­verted into vec­tor Type 3 font for­mat. Board black squares are coded as a gray color in­stead of dash­ing. This ap­proach gives the best re­sults on print­ers and dis­plays. Fonts for in-line no­ta­tion are in Type 1 font for­mat. For Go the spe­cial fonts are too hard to con­vert au­to­mat­i­cally and have been ef­fi­ciently coded in Type 3 font for­mat. For Backgam­mon the fonts were orig­i­nally dithered as halftone, mak­ing them un­suit­able for PDF. The halftone was em­u­lated by us­ing a grey colour in Type 3 fonts.

Sources/systems/win32/bakoma/macros/games.bkz
Doc­u­men­ta­tion
Li­censeShare­ware: A fee is re­quired
Main­tainerBasil Maly­shev
Topics pro­cess game di­a­grams, game­books, and other amuse­ments
See also bakoma
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