[gtp] No I?
Sat, 11 Sep 2004 20:45:57 +0200
> 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?
It's traditional in computer go, see for example major go servers like
IGS, KGS, NNGS. Except for sgf I don't know an example where 'I' is
included. Even the GMP specification excludes it, although it's of no
real importance there.
> 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.