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       polyglot  -  is  a  chess  engine  protocol  adaptor. It connects a UCI
       protocol engine to xboard frontend.


       polyglot <INI files>


       This manual page documents the polyglot command.

       polyglot acts as an xboard engine.  There should be no difference  with
       a  normal  chess  program  as far as the interface (e.g. scid, knights,
       xboard) is concerned.

       To use PolyGlot with XBoard, you would type something like this:

       > xboard -fd ’polyglot_dir’ -fcp ’polyglot engine.ini’

       Quotes are important when there is a space in the argument.


       <INI file>

       PolyGlot is invoked using "polyglot <INI file>".   Note  that  PolyGlot
       will  look  for  the INI file in the current directory.  So the user is
       encuraged to make a .polyglot directory in his home and  put  the  <INI
       files> there. If no <INI file> is given, "polyglot.ini" is selected.


       More  information is included in dhe upstream readmes and the examples.


       polyglot was written by Fabien Letouzey, <>.

       The official distribution web site is Leo Dijksman’s
        WBEC  Ridderkerk:  This is where you should
       be looking for PolyGlot updates in  the  future.  Go  to  the  download
       section, there is a link to polyglot on the main page.

       This  manual  page  was  written by Oliver Korff <>, for the
       Debian project (but may be used by others).