[SGF FF[4] - Smart Game Format]
last updated: 2014-03-25

SGFC: SGF Syntax Checker & Converter

Current version: SGFC V1.17

Purpose

SGFC is the reference implementation for the SGF FF[4] standard.
It's a command line tool for checking SGF files for correctness and correcting any errors. It also converts FF[1]-FF[3] files to FF[4].

SGFC is intended to be a tool for SGF experts, coders and maintainers of large SGF archives. You ought to have quite some knowledge of SGF to use SGFC efficiently.

SGFC was written primarily for Go/WeiQi/Baduk (GM[1]) files. It can't handle other games yet, i.e. it doesn't check any game-specific properties and values of other games than Go. It may even save errornous game-specific properties of other games! Use SGFC for other games with care.

Have a look at the README file for more information.

Web interface

A web interface to SGFC is available. This is useful if you just like to quickly test an SGF file without installing SGFC on your computer.

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