"multiply" sign is displayed differently...

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mcc
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"multiply" sign is displayed differently...

Post by mcc » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:12 am

Hi,

The following is done with the HP42S-font set for the display

[Yellow]
ENTER (Alpha)
[Yellow]
SST (to set [A])
[Yellow]
x (multiply)

...and you will get an "*" (star) in the Alpa register on top of the LCD.

Doing
[Yellow]
ENTER (Alpha)
[Yellow]
SST (to set [ ])
[Yellow]
x (multiply)

...you will get an "x" (the multiply sign as shown on the according key).

When using the "+" sign instead of the "x" sign instead I get the same character
in both cases.

...is this intentionally made that way or is this a glitch in The .... font handling....Matrix? ;)

Cheers!
Meino

PS: What is the terminus technicus of the [Yellow}-key? "Shift"? "Func"? or even "FUNK" ? :) ;)
DM 42 - SN: 00373, Firmware v.:3.11. / 3.11. as compiled by SwissMicros

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Walter
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Re: "multiply" sign is displayed differently...

Post by Walter » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:02 pm

FYI, I get the star pressing [Shift][x] with [a] set and with [A] as well. I don't get any character pressing [Shift][x] with [ ] set -- instead alpha input will be terminated then. :? The multiplication cross will appear when I simply press [x] with [ ] set.
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HP-35, HP-45, ..., HP-50, WP 34S, WP 31S, DM16L

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