Chess symbols in Unicode facts for kids
Unicode has characters of chess symbols. This means that chess symbols can be encoded as text instead of images. Algebraic notation (text that shows where to move a chess piece) can be typed using the symbol of the piece. For example, ♘c6 instead of Nc6.
The symbols in this table are from the Unicode block named Miscellaneous Symbols. Other chess symbols are in the Chess Symbols block.
|♔||White chess king||U+2654|
|♕||White chess queen||U+2655|
|♖||White chess rook||U+2656|
|♗||White chess bishop||U+2657|
|♘||White chess knight||U+2658|
|♙||White chess pawn||U+2659|
|♚||Black chess king||U+265A|
|♛||Black chess queen||U+265B|
|♜||Black chess rook||U+265C|
|♝||Black chess bishop||U+265D|
|♞||Black chess knight||U+265E|
|♟︎||Black chess pawn||U+265F|
Chess symbols in Unicode Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.