Optional PGN tags

gianax
2005-03-20
2013-04-24
  • gianax
    gianax
    2005-03-20

    If I lad a game in pgn format with some optional pgn tags like WhiteCountry or BlackCountry I can see and modify them.
    But If I want to add those tags to a game that hasn't them I didn't find any way to do that.
    How may I add tags to a game?

     
    • Peter Schäfer
      Peter Schäfer
      2005-03-20

      good question --- you can't.

      There's currently no way to do it, except editing the original PGN file. But it's no big deal to add it.

      Thanks for the suggestion.

      -- Peter

       
    • gianax
      gianax
      2005-03-21

      What do you think of a mechanism to add optional "standard" tags (a listbox or a combobox come to mind)? Some optional tags are used more than others so it may be helpful to have a way to fast insert these tags.
      Here is a (starting) list of these tags:

      WhiteTitle, BlackTitle
      WhiteElo, BlackElo
      WhiteUSCF, BlackUSCF
      WhiteNA, BlackNA
      WhiteType, BlackType
      EventSponsor, Section, Stage
      Mode, PlyCount
      WhiteCountry, BlackCountry

       
    • Peter Schäfer
      Peter Schäfer
      2005-03-22

      A combobox is a good idea.
      Plus buttons to add new fields.

      There are already input fields for Title and ELO.

      PlyCount is calculated automatically (no need to count the plies yourself ;-)