Talk:Standard chess diagram - supplement

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About future standard changes[edit]

Good job!

One important question. I hope (and if not lets think about) that you have the additional schemes and you had use transparency background to put on the current standard diagram in order to create the derived diagrams. This is because of the standard will be improved and effort is going to be reduced in this way and the most important, images are going to be very similar in additionals stuffs. I propose to upload this transparency masks in a special category at commons.--Gengiskanhg 17:49, 18 August 2005 (UTC)

I don't use a transparency technique. I have a simply program to setup chess position in an easy way. It uses our standard tiles to build an image of chessboard. The program can export a bitmap as well as a fragment of code usable in wiki articles. I can add some drawings (e.g. in GIMP) to the exported bitmap and upload it to the Commons. The program is in alpha phase, maybe I'll release a further version if I have a time to make any.
In case we change the standard tiles I'll have to modify my program to use new tiles and repeat the procedure. It is not a heavy work to generate several images in this way, however the amount of supplementary images should be limited, as you accurately notice below. --Klin 08:13, 19 August 2005 (UTC)

About reduce the amount of suppement diagrams[edit]

Due to the fact that suplemment diagrams are harder to synchronizes with future changes of the standard tiles I think we should try to reduce as possible the number of them in order to reduce the work of changing them to the future improved tiles.--Gengiskanhg 18:57, 18 August 2005 (UTC)

Technical solution to be researched[edit]

The ideal solution for complete diagrams with some additions drawings (i.e. to be used in explanations of chess) is going to be a template able to handle an additional mask image and merge both, the diagram and the mask image. This means that diagrams are going to be able to handle mask and future changes in the standard is going to be refresh at the same time without additional work.

In order to handle possible changes in the size the mask images will be in a parametric file format. This required to be discuss, is not very important maybe.--Gengiskanhg 18:57, 18 August 2005 (UTC)