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Paul Cavezza
05-06-2010, 03:11 PM
Hi there,
i'm sure this has come up before but maybe we can answer it definitively.

I've made an annotation, using symbols (!? ?! etc) and colours, arrows etc using Rybka Aquarium. If i'd like to send it to a friend who uses CB light or Fritz, is there any way to make it compatible?!

thanks,
Paul

(The default settings cause it to come up as gibberish)

Rincewind
05-06-2010, 03:33 PM
Hi there,
i'm sure this has come up before but maybe we can answer it definitively.

I've made an annotation, using symbols (!? ?! etc) and colours, arrows etc using Rybka Aquarium. If i'd like to send it to a friend who uses CB light or Fritz, is there any way to make it compatible?!

thanks,
Paul

(The default settings cause it to come up as gibberish)

I have never used Rybka Aquarium but can you add them as text comments and then export the game as a PGN file? In PGN text is permissible inside curly braces and that could prevent them being converted to gibberish.

Paul Cavezza
05-06-2010, 11:26 PM
mmm saving as a pgn does work as when I copy into a pgn the colour annotations turn into stuff like this:

lack of cover against the e4 push, is strong here.} 10... exd5 {[%t bMrk]

Paul Cavezza
05-06-2010, 11:58 PM
I've got an answer of sorts on the rybka forum:

http://rybkaforum.net/cgi-bin/rybkaforum/topic_show.pl?pid=257455;msg=ReplyPost

it doesn't look possible to transport the colour annotations, but the text you can configure so it's not gibberish.