Indexes for Mike’s Cards 3

This is my proposed addition for Mike’s Cards 3: custom indexes in solitaire games with variable foundations, such as Canfield. It would allow two characters each for ace, jack, queen and king. Latin letters would be used, except for Finland, Greece, Russia and Custom. Indexes would be available for the following nations:

United KingdomDenmarkEstoniaFinland
FranceGermanyGreeceIceland
NetherlandsPolandRussia
PortugalSweden
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International (default, denoted by UK flag)
Denmark/Sweden
Estonia
Finland (1 on ace; 11, 12 and 13 on courts)
France/Portugal
Germany with French suits
Greece (Greek indexes)
Iceland
Netherlands
Poland
Russia (Cyrillic indexes)
Custom ... (allow any Unicode characters)


Andrea Pollett has an online chart showing the various card indexing systems in Europe. I include the Custom option to accommodate either a regularized English orthography (Jak, Kween, King) or nonstandard court card designations (Daughter, Son, Mother, Father).

As far as European playing cards are concerned, there is precedent from 1878 for using the letter X instead of the figure 10 as an index.

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