[gtp] No I?
Sat, 11 Sep 2004 04:25:20 -0400
GTP was designed specifically for Go. Go doesn't use the letter "I"
and GTP uses the same notation that humans use for recording or
SGF is a generic format for recording board games in general and is not
specific to Go. SGF doesn't use Go notation.
Of course you probably realize that the letter 'I' is easily confused
with the letter 'J' and is avoided in the game of Go for this reason.
From: Chris Spencer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I suppose this may be explained somewhere, but I've been at a lose to
discover it. Why do GTP coordinates not use the letter I? SGF uses I, or
at least doesn't mention it explicitly
(http://www.red-bean.com/sgf/go.html). Most non-GTP go board markups
I've seen use I. Sensei's Library lists some answers to this question,
but they seem fairly vague and inconclusive. Is there a real reason or
is it just convention?
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