Question about fonts

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Boub65
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Question about fonts

Post by Boub65 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:50 pm

Hi all,
Do the fonts of the DM1x/41L come standard in the LCD ROM? or are they conveyed through the firmware?

if its conveyed through the firmware...
- instead of (normal, bold, square) for the DM1xL can't we have rather (normal, bold, HP-1X font)
- and instead of only (normal) for DM41L (normal, HP41 font)?

it would be soooo nice to be able so simulate the original fonts :oops: (if copyright permits of course)
Sincerely,
Boubker.
2xDM15L, DM41L, DM42 SN#00855
TI-89 titanium, CASIO fx-cg50 (to play with micropython)

Michael
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Re: Question about fonts

Post by Michael » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:30 am

The not so small pixels don't allow much nicer fonts.
Please feel free to make a nicer font with the same amount of pixels and we could include it ... good luck with it.

Dave Britten
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Re: Question about fonts

Post by Dave Britten » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:31 pm

Is there any means of changing the font on the 41L? I know the larger 41 ROM eats up the space needed for extra fonts, but even just alternative firmware images with different fonts would be nice. I much prefer the bold (2nd) font on my 16L.

Nigel (UK)
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Re: Question about fonts

Post by Nigel (UK) » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:49 pm

How about this?
dm1x.png
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Assuming that the image shows up correctly, it's an attempt to simulate a one-pixel thick seven-segment display. I prefer it, I think, to the superbold square font.

Nigel (UK)

Edit: I've figured out how to use attachments!

Here's a link to the file in case you want to see it bigger.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hma3iii4ha8f13y/dm1x.png?dl=0

Michael
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Re: Question about fonts

Post by Michael » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:20 pm

something like this ...
Image
... will be in the next firmware version V25

Nigel (UK)
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Re: Question about fonts

Post by Nigel (UK) » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:11 pm

Fantastic! Thank you. :D

Nigel (UK)

Krauts In Space
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Re: Question about fonts

Post by Krauts In Space » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:06 am

I made a reminiscence of the HP41 font.
fontproposal.jpg
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Resize it in you browser and it looks not that bad :)
I think it also would also be good for your DM41.
You can use it for free if you want, Michael. I don't claim any rights on that.
DM15L S/# 10584 FW v25
DM42 S/# 01015 FW v3.5

Krauts In Space
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Re: Question about fonts

Post by Krauts In Space » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:38 am

Michael wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:20 pm
something like this ...
... will be in the next firmware version V25
Where did I have my eyes? Looks great! Nearly can't wait for that B)
DM15L S/# 10584 FW v25
DM42 S/# 01015 FW v3.5

Krauts In Space
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Re: Question about fonts

Post by Krauts In Space » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:56 am

Looks great, indeed!
I love it. B)
DM15L S/# 10584 FW v25
DM42 S/# 01015 FW v3.5

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