In ( Setting : Game preferences : Board labeling ) the option labeled 1:1 gives you English numbers on the top and bottom and what looks like maybe Japanese or Korean numbers on the sides. Is there a way to get English numbers on all sides?
The technology is there, because when you go to A1 you get English numbers on the sides and letters on the bottom.
Also the non-English numbers don’t look like they conform to a standard coordinate system, IE the largest number is at the bottom instead of the top for some reason. I’d like a co-ordinate system with 1/1 at the bottom left in English please. <3
At the moment, even the two we have don’t sync well. The system could do with an overhaul so that no matter what setting you have, the position links in game chat match that.
I envision (though have no intention of implementing) the ability to choose any of asian numerals, arabic numerals, latin alphabet (maybe others too) for x-axis and or y-axis. These then sync with the server and all position mentions in game chat display in the user’s chosen system. You could even choose your own origin point(s?) since in essence they’re just stylistic representations of the server’s points.
I understand that Chinese - Arabic comes from go tradition but on a western device it’s unusable for the vast majority of users.
Latin - Arabic does the job for almost everybody.
There are thousands of users on OGS. Most of them don’t even chat. But all of them struggle with an interface that’s already excessively customizable with too many layers of options.
Do we really need a fully customizable coordinate system?
One user wants radial coordinates starting from tengen, another one who chose “pirate” as nation would use bones and skulls, someone from Star trek would like to use klingon and some druids fan desperately looks for runes while a math geek dreams of fibonacci or golden series…
I started this post with a feeling of tiredness and frustration, but now that I put that down in words, well… what a colourful world would that be!
Ok, I stop ranting now.
My first choice when that interface will be available will be hearts and rainbows
Peace and love!