Evolution of a Go program

About the development of Moyo Go Studio, software to (help) play the Oriental game of Go. Go is a two-player zero-sum game of perfect information. It is considered much harder than Chess. Currently, in spite of enormous effort expended, no computer program plays it above the level of a beginner.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Christmas Tree Kifu's

A while ago, someone on GoDiscussions.com showed a kifu he found somewhere on the web and wondered where he could find software that could make such kifu's.

The diagram in his example was a little work of art: Many font sizes, alignments and even font colors. In spite of the season, I do not want to encourage "Christmas tree kifu's" but the user should be able to specify alignment, font attributes and color for various parts of the published material and included kifu's, so I cooked up this monster:

I discovered more bugs in the PDF output module I purchased the sources to: Italic doesn't work properly in RTF, the last character is cut off because the bounding box is too narrow. In PDF, italics don't work at all. Thank heaven I have the source at this advanced stage!

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