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Re: Fonts for ChessBase board?
Reply #10 - 09/02/18 at 13:04:31
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>>Just copy the fonts to windows/ fonts folder. Chessbase will recognise it.

Unfortunately, ChessBase does not seem to recognize new piece fonts installed into the Windows Fonts folder.
  

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Reply #9 - 08/09/12 at 12:40:26
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Just copy the fonts to windows/ fonts folder. Chessbase will recognise it.  Zwischenzugzwang wrote on 07/17/11 at 13:21:19:
Thank you for the link, TalJechin!

After having downloaded a font, how do I install it in ChessBase?

  
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Reply #8 - 07/18/11 at 10:03:26
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TalJechin wrote on 07/17/11 at 22:05:59:
I tried for about about 20 minutes in CB and failed, then tried in Arena for less than 5 minutes and succeeded! Smiley


Wow, looks good! I've downloaded Arena and had a quick look at it (and yes, I've changed the fonts to "Chess Berlin"), and my first impression is very positive  Cheesy

TalJechin, again thanks for that!

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Re: Fonts for ChessBase board?
Reply #7 - 07/18/11 at 08:25:56
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Thanks for telling me that it was not only my stupidity that prevented me from succeeding!

TNich wrote on 07/17/11 at 22:00:13:
I know how to use different fonts in chessbase. Let me tell you it is not easy! You need a good font editing program. Chessbase only recognizes the default font files. In order to use other fonts you have to manually edit a chessbase font file by copying, pasting and aligning the new fonts in where the old fonts are(king for king, etc.).


Huh, that sounds deterrent! Fortunately I have some friends who don't share my attitude to computers (did I already mention that that sometimes tends to be a little bit negative ...?), so when I meet with them next time, we might have a wonderful computer session instead of drinking a horribly cold saturday afternoon beer, which is bad for the health anyway!  Cheesy

TalJechin wrote on 07/17/11 at 22:05:59:
I tried for about about 20 minutes in CB and failed, then tried in Arena for less than 5 minutes and succeeded! Smiley

The good news is that Arena is free to download and much more intuitive than CB, the bad news is that it only handles pgn and you may not want to change your database program.


Thank you for the hint. Certainly I'm reluctant to change my database program, but I definitely will have a look!

Probably I'll have no internet access for some days from tomorrow on, but if any of the forum members stumbles on this thread and has a nice, EASY (sorry, no shouting intended!) solution for my problem, please tell!

Have a nice week!

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Re: Fonts for ChessBase board?
Reply #6 - 07/17/11 at 22:05:59
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I tried for about about 20 minutes in CB and failed, then tried in Arena for less than 5 minutes and succeeded! Smiley

The good news is that Arena is free to download and much more intuitive than CB, the bad news is that it only handles pgn and you may not want to change your database program. I mostly use it to try out engines that won't install properly in CB...
  
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Re: Fonts for ChessBase board?
Reply #5 - 07/17/11 at 22:00:13
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I know how to use different fonts in chessbase. Let me tell you it is not easy! You need a good font editing program. Chessbase only recognizes the default font files. In order to use other fonts you have to manually edit a chessbase font file by copying, pasting and aligning the new fonts in where the old fonts are(king for king, etc.).
  
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Re: Fonts for ChessBase board?
Reply #4 - 07/17/11 at 21:13:42
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Oh, I hate computers!  Angry

The way you suggested doesn't seem to work. I managed to install the fonts (e.g. "Chess Berlin") on the computer, and I can tell Chessbase to use it for diagrams, for example, but the problem seems to be that the codings don't match. So for example a black knight on a white square in "ChessBase standard" might be a white queen on a black square in Chess Berlin, so I don't get the correct position. (I hope my writing is not too confusing!)

If I want to change the design of the board, ChessBase gives me some options for the pieces ("USCF", "Blindall", etc.), but I have no idea how I could add anything to this list at all.

So have you (or has anybody else) in fact managed to install a different piece set in the board window??

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Re: Fonts for ChessBase board?
Reply #3 - 07/17/11 at 13:52:01
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Zwischenzugzwang wrote on 07/17/11 at 13:21:19:
Thank you for the link, TalJechin!

After having downloaded a font, how do I install it in ChessBase?


I guess you should put the font in CB's font folder, and then go clicking Tools/Options/Notation/Font
  
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Re: Fonts for ChessBase board?
Reply #2 - 07/17/11 at 13:21:19
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Thank you for the link, TalJechin!

After having downloaded a font, how do I install it in ChessBase?
  

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Re: Fonts for ChessBase board?
Reply #1 - 07/17/11 at 11:41:14
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Zwischenzugzwang wrote on 07/17/11 at 11:30:56:
Hello everybody!

Does anybody know if (and where) there are downloadable fonts for different piece sets on the board in ChessBase? (I especially like the pieces in the diagrams in these old "Sportverlag" books, they are sometimes refered to as "Berlin", and I know they are downloadable as "normal" fonts one can use in a text processing program.)

Thanks in advance,

Zwischenzugzwang


I also have a soft spot for the Sportverlag font (but the older one, where the bishop had a feather in his cap - what's the name of that one?), though I've never bothered to try to use them. Anyway, here's link for ya: http://www.enpassant.dk/chess/fonteng.htm
  
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Fonts for ChessBase board?
07/17/11 at 11:30:56
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Hello everybody!

Does anybody know if (and where) there are downloadable fonts for different piece sets on the board in ChessBase? (I especially like the pieces in the diagrams in these old "Sportverlag" books, they are sometimes refered to as "Berlin", and I know they are downloadable as "normal" fonts one can use in a text processing program.)

Thanks in advance,

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