Since Chess symbols are part of Unicode, I would like to know if Xiangqi symbols would be too.

If they are, where can we find them?
If they are not, is there a way to find some... in Unicode for instance?

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Since XiangQi symbols are Chinese characters and Chinese characters are part of Unicode, you can certainly identify and use these characters to specify XiangQi symbols.

For example by copying the characters from the XiangQi wiki page into this translation tool.

  • Thanks, @BlindKungFuMaster. That's true, but I would expect a set of chars with the design of the Xiangqi pieces... And if I remember, I saw them in the past, inside a special character listing.
    – Zag zag..
    Commented Aug 31, 2015 at 13:56
  • The design of Xiangqi pieces consists of the Chinese characters. And the Chinese characters are actually used to notate moves, for example in the wiki article I linked. Do you mean an additional circle around the char? Commented Aug 31, 2015 at 14:01
  • Yes, exactly. It would be awesome, if it exists.
    – Zag zag..
    Commented Aug 31, 2015 at 14:03
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    Apparently there was a proposal to make Xiangqi symbols part of unicode in 2010, but I can't find out whether it actually happened: unicode.org/L2/L2010/10368-n3910.pdf Commented Aug 31, 2015 at 14:16
  • You could also try to find out whether you can combine Chinese characters with an enclosing circle, like in this question: superuser.com/questions/312966/… Commented Aug 31, 2015 at 14:40

Xiangqi symbols are now in Unicode 11.0, in the block Chess Symbols: U+1FA00–U+1FA6F.

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