It's a non-Java thing. You would have to create your own typeface, presumably one with support for at least the first 256 code points. Your typeface ("font") would include both a normal US-ASCII character set and then extra glyphs in the unused code points (128-255) to represent your chess pieces and things. Then you'd have to install it on the computer, and configure your terminal window to use it. Then it's easy: from Java, you'd just print the Unicode values which corresponded to the chess piece glyphs.
Even if you did create your own typeface, you probably wouldn't be able to persuade the console to use it. But perhaps your "System.out.println" was just a quick example and you really have a more practical use for these symbols?
Joined: Apr 11, 2005
No, I would be printing to console, and also to the gui. I was hoping to use an array of points or something to create small images that can come up as normal text, but like I thought, its too complicated.