BabelStone Fonts


BabelStone Xiangqi

Description

BabelStone Xiangqi is a font covering the Xiangqi 象棋 (Chinese chess) symbols in the Chess Symbols block of the Unicode Standard. These symbols were proposed for encoding by myself in September 2016 (see WG2 N4748), and were added to Unicode version 11.0 in June 2018 (code charts).

There are two versions of the font:


The font also includes box drawing characters to facilitate the drawing of Xiangqi game boards and game diagrams. However, the set of box drawing characters in the Unicode Standard do not include characters with horizontal/vertical and diagonal lines that can be used to draw the castle, or characters with emphasized intersections that can be used to mark the positions for the soldiers and cannons. Therefore I have included twelve glyphs for these unencoded characters in the Private Use Area (PUA) at U+E000 through U+E00B.



Samples

BabelStone Xiangqi at 24 points showing board layout (not using the PUA box drawing characters)


BabelStone Xiangqi Colour at 24 points showing board layout (not using the PUA box drawing characters)


BabelStone Xiangqi at 24 points showing an empty board (using the PUA box drawing characters)



Font Characters


Xiangqi Symbols

Code Point B & W Colour Character Name Chinese Name
U+1FA60 🩠 🩠 XIANGQI RED GENERAL hóng shuài 紅帥
U+1FA61 🩡 🩡 XIANGQI RED MANDARIN hóng shì 紅仕
U+1FA62 🩢 🩢 XIANGQI RED ELEPHANT hóng xiàng 紅相
U+1FA63 🩣 🩣 XIANGQI RED HORSE hóng mǎ 紅馬
U+1FA64 🩤 🩤 XIANGQI RED CHARIOT hóng jū 紅車
U+1FA65 🩥 🩥 XIANGQI RED CANNON hóng pào 紅炮
U+1FA66 🩦 🩦 XIANGQI RED SOLDIER hóng bīng 紅兵
U+1FA67 🩧 🩧 XIANGQI BLACK GENERAL hēi jiàng 黑將
U+1FA68 🩨 🩨 XIANGQI BLACK MANDARIN hēi shì 黑士
U+1FA69 🩩 🩩 XIANGQI BLACK ELEPHANT hēi xiàng 黑象
U+1FA6A 🩪 🩪 XIANGQI BLACK HORSE hēi mǎ 黑馬
U+1FA6B 🩫 🩫 XIANGQI BLACK CHARIOT hēi jū 黑車
U+1FA6C 🩬 🩬 XIANGQI BLACK CANNON hēi pào 黑砲
U+1FA6D 🩭 🩭 XIANGQI BLACK SOLDIER hēi zú 黑卒

Box Drawing Characters


Code Point Character Character Name
U+2500 BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT HORIZONTAL
U+2501 BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY HORIZONTAL
U+2502 BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT VERTICAL
U+2503 BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY VERTICAL
U+2504 BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT TRIPLE DASH HORIZONTAL
U+2505 BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY TRIPLE DASH HORIZONTAL
U+2506 BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT TRIPLE DASH VERTICAL
U+2507 BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY TRIPLE DASH VERTICAL
U+2508 BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT QUADRUPLE DASH HORIZONTAL
U+2509 BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY QUADRUPLE DASH HORIZONTAL
U+250A BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT QUADRUPLE DASH VERTICAL
U+250B BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY QUADRUPLE DASH VERTICAL
U+250C BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT DOWN AND RIGHT
U+250D BOX DRAWINGS DOWN LIGHT AND RIGHT HEAVY
U+250E BOX DRAWINGS DOWN HEAVY AND RIGHT LIGHT
U+250F BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY DOWN AND RIGHT
U+2510 BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT DOWN AND LEFT
U+2511 BOX DRAWINGS DOWN LIGHT AND LEFT HEAVY
U+2512 BOX DRAWINGS DOWN HEAVY AND LEFT LIGHT
U+2513 BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY DOWN AND LEFT
U+2514 BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT UP AND RIGHT
U+2515 BOX DRAWINGS UP LIGHT AND RIGHT HEAVY
U+2516 BOX DRAWINGS UP HEAVY AND RIGHT LIGHT
U+2517 BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY UP AND RIGHT
U+2518 BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT UP AND LEFT
U+2519 BOX DRAWINGS UP LIGHT AND LEFT HEAVY
U+251A BOX DRAWINGS UP HEAVY AND LEFT LIGHT
U+251B BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY UP AND LEFT
U+251C BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT VERTICAL AND RIGHT
U+251D BOX DRAWINGS VERTICAL LIGHT AND RIGHT HEAVY
U+251E BOX DRAWINGS UP HEAVY AND RIGHT DOWN LIGHT
U+251F BOX DRAWINGS DOWN HEAVY AND RIGHT UP LIGHT
U+2520 BOX DRAWINGS VERTICAL HEAVY AND RIGHT LIGHT
U+2521 BOX DRAWINGS DOWN LIGHT AND RIGHT UP HEAVY
U+2522 BOX DRAWINGS UP LIGHT AND RIGHT DOWN HEAVY
U+2523 BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY VERTICAL AND RIGHT
U+2524 BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT VERTICAL AND LEFT
U+2525 BOX DRAWINGS VERTICAL LIGHT AND LEFT HEAVY
U+2526 BOX DRAWINGS UP HEAVY AND LEFT DOWN LIGHT
U+2527 BOX DRAWINGS DOWN HEAVY AND LEFT UP LIGHT
U+2528 BOX DRAWINGS VERTICAL HEAVY AND LEFT LIGHT
U+2529 BOX DRAWINGS DOWN LIGHT AND LEFT UP HEAVY
U+252A BOX DRAWINGS UP LIGHT AND LEFT DOWN HEAVY
U+252B BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY VERTICAL AND LEFT
U+252C BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT DOWN AND HORIZONTAL
U+252D BOX DRAWINGS LEFT HEAVY AND RIGHT DOWN LIGHT
U+252E BOX DRAWINGS RIGHT HEAVY AND LEFT DOWN LIGHT
U+252F BOX DRAWINGS DOWN LIGHT AND HORIZONTAL HEAVY
U+2530 BOX DRAWINGS DOWN HEAVY AND HORIZONTAL LIGHT
U+2531 BOX DRAWINGS RIGHT LIGHT AND LEFT DOWN HEAVY
U+2532 BOX DRAWINGS LEFT LIGHT AND RIGHT DOWN HEAVY
U+2533 BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY DOWN AND HORIZONTAL
U+2534 BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT UP AND HORIZONTAL
U+2535 BOX DRAWINGS LEFT HEAVY AND RIGHT UP LIGHT
U+2536 BOX DRAWINGS RIGHT HEAVY AND LEFT UP LIGHT
U+2537 BOX DRAWINGS UP LIGHT AND HORIZONTAL HEAVY
U+2538 BOX DRAWINGS UP HEAVY AND HORIZONTAL LIGHT
U+2539 BOX DRAWINGS RIGHT LIGHT AND LEFT UP HEAVY
U+253A BOX DRAWINGS LEFT LIGHT AND RIGHT UP HEAVY
U+253B BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY UP AND HORIZONTAL
U+253C BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL
U+253D BOX DRAWINGS LEFT HEAVY AND RIGHT VERTICAL LIGHT
U+253E BOX DRAWINGS RIGHT HEAVY AND LEFT VERTICAL LIGHT
U+253F BOX DRAWINGS VERTICAL LIGHT AND HORIZONTAL HEAVY
U+2540 BOX DRAWINGS UP HEAVY AND DOWN HORIZONTAL LIGHT
U+2541 BOX DRAWINGS DOWN HEAVY AND UP HORIZONTAL LIGHT
U+2542 BOX DRAWINGS VERTICAL HEAVY AND HORIZONTAL LIGHT
U+2543 BOX DRAWINGS LEFT UP HEAVY AND RIGHT DOWN LIGHT
U+2544 BOX DRAWINGS RIGHT UP HEAVY AND LEFT DOWN LIGHT
U+2545 BOX DRAWINGS LEFT DOWN HEAVY AND RIGHT UP LIGHT
U+2546 BOX DRAWINGS RIGHT DOWN HEAVY AND LEFT UP LIGHT
U+2547 BOX DRAWINGS DOWN LIGHT AND UP HORIZONTAL HEAVY
U+2548 BOX DRAWINGS UP LIGHT AND DOWN HORIZONTAL HEAVY
U+2549 BOX DRAWINGS RIGHT LIGHT AND LEFT VERTICAL HEAVY
U+254A BOX DRAWINGS LEFT LIGHT AND RIGHT VERTICAL HEAVY
U+254B BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL
U+254C BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT DOUBLE DASH HORIZONTAL
U+254D BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY DOUBLE DASH HORIZONTAL
U+254E BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT DOUBLE DASH VERTICAL
U+254F BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY DOUBLE DASH VERTICAL
U+2550 BOX DRAWINGS DOUBLE HORIZONTAL
U+2551 BOX DRAWINGS DOUBLE VERTICAL
U+2552 BOX DRAWINGS DOWN SINGLE AND RIGHT DOUBLE
U+2553 BOX DRAWINGS DOWN DOUBLE AND RIGHT SINGLE
U+2554 BOX DRAWINGS DOUBLE DOWN AND RIGHT
U+2555 BOX DRAWINGS DOWN SINGLE AND LEFT DOUBLE
U+2556 BOX DRAWINGS DOWN DOUBLE AND LEFT SINGLE
U+2557 BOX DRAWINGS DOUBLE DOWN AND LEFT
U+2558 BOX DRAWINGS UP SINGLE AND RIGHT DOUBLE
U+2559 BOX DRAWINGS UP DOUBLE AND RIGHT SINGLE
U+255A BOX DRAWINGS DOUBLE UP AND RIGHT
U+255B BOX DRAWINGS UP SINGLE AND LEFT DOUBLE
U+255C BOX DRAWINGS UP DOUBLE AND LEFT SINGLE
U+255D BOX DRAWINGS DOUBLE UP AND LEFT
U+255E BOX DRAWINGS VERTICAL SINGLE AND RIGHT DOUBLE
U+255F BOX DRAWINGS VERTICAL DOUBLE AND RIGHT SINGLE
U+2560 BOX DRAWINGS DOUBLE VERTICAL AND RIGHT
U+2561 BOX DRAWINGS VERTICAL SINGLE AND LEFT DOUBLE
U+2562 BOX DRAWINGS VERTICAL DOUBLE AND LEFT SINGLE
U+2563 BOX DRAWINGS DOUBLE VERTICAL AND LEFT
U+2564 BOX DRAWINGS DOWN SINGLE AND HORIZONTAL DOUBLE
U+2565 BOX DRAWINGS DOWN DOUBLE AND HORIZONTAL SINGLE
U+2566 BOX DRAWINGS DOUBLE DOWN AND HORIZONTAL
U+2567 BOX DRAWINGS UP SINGLE AND HORIZONTAL DOUBLE
U+2568 BOX DRAWINGS UP DOUBLE AND HORIZONTAL SINGLE
U+2569 BOX DRAWINGS DOUBLE UP AND HORIZONTAL
U+256A BOX DRAWINGS VERTICAL SINGLE AND HORIZONTAL DOUBLE
U+256B BOX DRAWINGS VERTICAL DOUBLE AND HORIZONTAL SINGLE
U+256C BOX DRAWINGS DOUBLE VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL
U+256D BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT ARC DOWN AND RIGHT
U+256E BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT ARC DOWN AND LEFT
U+256F BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT ARC UP AND LEFT
U+2570 BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT ARC UP AND RIGHT
U+2571 BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT DIAGONAL UPPER RIGHT TO LOWER LEFT
U+2572 BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT DIAGONAL UPPER LEFT TO LOWER RIGHT
U+2573 BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT DIAGONAL CROSS
U+2574 BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT LEFT
U+2575 BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT UP
U+2576 BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT RIGHT
U+2577 BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT DOWN
U+2578 BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY LEFT
U+2579 BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY UP
U+257A BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY RIGHT
U+257B BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY DOWN
U+257C BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT LEFT AND HEAVY RIGHT
U+257D BOX DRAWINGS LIGHT UP AND HEAVY DOWN
U+257E BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY LEFT AND LIGHT RIGHT
U+257F BOX DRAWINGS HEAVY UP AND LIGHT DOWN
U+E000
U+E001
U+E002
U+E003
U+E004
U+E005
U+E006
U+E007
U+E008
U+E009
U+E00A
U+E00B


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BabelStone Xiangqi is licensed under the SIL Open Font License 1.1, which means you are free to use it for personal or commercial purposes, and to redistribute it by itself or as part of a free or commercial software package, just as long as you do not sell the font on its own. The license also allows you to modify the font in any way you like, as long as the modified font does not use "BabelStone" in its name. Please read the license for details.

For use on your computer or mobile device please download and install the TTF file. The WOFF and WOFF2 files are for web use only, and are not required by most users.


BabelStone Xiangqi v. 11.000 (2018-06-09)

TTF file

WOFF file

WOFF2 file

BabelStone Xiangqi Colour v. 11.000 (2018-06-09)

TTF file

WOFF file

WOFF2 file



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