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12.35 emacspeak-chess

The Emacs Chess package provides a rich environment for playing and exploring Chess Games. That package comes with a light-weight module that announces moves.

This module aims do do much more, including:

12.35.1 Navigating And Examining The Board

The board can be navigated along the 8 compass directions. Arrow keys move to the appropriate squares on the board. / and \ move down the diagonals. [ and ] move up the respective diagonals.

You can also move along the diagonals:

You can also jump to a given board position by:

You can obtain views of the board along the rows and diagonals, as well as a knight’s perspective :

12.35.2 Examining Games

Package Chess allows one to browse through a game using , and .chess-display-move-backward and chess-display-move-forward. Emacspeak speech-enables these commands to speak the move that led to the currently displayed state of the game. Finally, m speaks the current move being displayed.

12.35.3 Emacspeak-Chess Commands

12.35.3.1 emacspeak-chess-east

Command: emacspeak-chess-east
Move east one step.

12.35.3.2 emacspeak-chess-goto-target

Command: emacspeak-chess-goto-target
Jump to the most recent target square.

12.35.3.3 emacspeak-chess-jump

Command: emacspeak-chess-jump (coord)
Jump to square specified as coord.

(fn COORD)

12.35.3.4 emacspeak-chess-look-east

Command: emacspeak-chess-look-east
Look east 

12.35.3.5 emacspeak-chess-look-king

Command: emacspeak-chess-look-king
Look along non-empty squares reachable by the king  from current position. 

12.35.3.6 emacspeak-chess-look-knight

Command: emacspeak-chess-look-knight
Look along non-empty squares reachable by a knight from current position. 

12.35.3.7 emacspeak-chess-look-north

Command: emacspeak-chess-look-north
Look north 

12.35.3.8 emacspeak-chess-look-northeast

Command: emacspeak-chess-look-northeast
Look northeast 

12.35.3.9 emacspeak-chess-look-northwest

Command: emacspeak-chess-look-northwest
Look northwest 

12.35.3.10 emacspeak-chess-look-south

Command: emacspeak-chess-look-south
Look south 

12.35.3.11 emacspeak-chess-look-southeast

Command: emacspeak-chess-look-southeast
Look southeast 

12.35.3.12 emacspeak-chess-look-southwest

Command: emacspeak-chess-look-southwest
Look southwest 

12.35.3.13 emacspeak-chess-look-west

Command: emacspeak-chess-look-west
Look west 

12.35.3.14 emacspeak-chess-north

Command: emacspeak-chess-north
Move north one step.

12.35.3.15 emacspeak-chess-northeast

Command: emacspeak-chess-northeast
Move northeast one step.

12.35.3.16 emacspeak-chess-northwest

Command: emacspeak-chess-northwest
Move northwest one step.

12.35.3.17 emacspeak-chess-south

Command: emacspeak-chess-south
Move south one step.

12.35.3.18 emacspeak-chess-southeast

Command: emacspeak-chess-southeast
Move southeast one step.

12.35.3.19 emacspeak-chess-southwest

Command: emacspeak-chess-southwest
Move southwest one step.

12.35.3.20 emacspeak-chess-speak-board

Command: emacspeak-chess-speak-board
Speak complete board. Only useful in end-states.

12.35.3.21 emacspeak-chess-speak-piece-squares

Command: emacspeak-chess-speak-piece-squares (piece)
Prompt for a piece (single char) and speak its locations on the
  board.  Piece is specified as a char using SAN notation. Use
  ‘w’ for all whites pieces,  ‘l’ for all black pieces,
and ‘a’ for entire board..

(fn PIECE)

12.35.3.22 emacspeak-chess-speak-that-square

Command: emacspeak-chess-speak-that-square (coord)
Speak square at specified coord.

(fn COORD)

12.35.3.23 emacspeak-chess-speak-this-move

Command: emacspeak-chess-speak-this-move
Speak move at current display index.

12.35.3.24 emacspeak-chess-speak-this-square

Command: emacspeak-chess-speak-this-square
Speak square under point.

12.35.3.25 emacspeak-chess-speak-who-targets

Command: emacspeak-chess-speak-who-targets (piece)
Speak description of squares that can target current square.
Argument ‘piece’ specifies  piece-or-color as in command
  emacspeak-chess-speak-piece-squares

(fn PIECE)

12.35.3.26 emacspeak-chess-view-rank-or-file

Command: emacspeak-chess-view-rank-or-file
View a complete rank or file from white’s perspective.

12.35.3.27 emacspeak-chess-west

Command: emacspeak-chess-west
Move west one step.

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