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by Peet
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 1178
Views: 319389

Re: 43S News

vgoudreault wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:22 am
And the same discussion could happen about why the digits on a calculator are set opposite to what they are on a telephone
The model for the pocket calculator was the cash register, for the telephone keypad the rotary dial.
by Peet
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 1178
Views: 319389

Re: 43S News

HP was happy to have the primary arithmetic keys on the left side until they introduced the Voyager series The first time I saw a Voyager (11c) was with the colleague who made me aware of the HP-41. I asked him about the buttons on the right and he said: this is normal with HP on a horizontal layou...
by Peet
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: DM41X
Topic: Request for feature: alternate font
Replies: 36
Views: 4154

Re: Request for feature: alternate font

All (most of us) are asking for here is the mere option to change the font. this topic already ended with the second posting. Personally, I think these screens are absolutely beautiful and capable of far more than what this font is giving us - in my opinion this font is holding back the screen. int...
by Peet
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: DM41X
Topic: Request for feature: alternate font
Replies: 36
Views: 4154

Re: Request for feature: alternate font

... although you did suggest an alternative. That part is not entirely correct. The DM42 font was already suggested several times six months ago (by the way, also by me). Apparently, driving up to 35 elements instead of 14 was seen as an improvement in terms of flexibility. No, not " apparentl...
by Peet
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: DM41X
Topic: Request for feature: alternate font
Replies: 36
Views: 4154

Re: Request for feature: alternate font

vgoudreault wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:08 pm
Kindly indicate where someone did that.
just read the thread.
by Peet
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Third Party firmware builds
Topic: Persistent custom menu release 3.19.5
Replies: 6
Views: 1330

Re: Persistent custom menu release 3.19.5

In the current version (3.19.7) there are only advantages compared to the original firmware and not a single disadvantage. In this respect, the function of the shift key is not a deal breaker. The actual shift key performance can offer advantages if you dessign a custom menu matching .... but there ...
by Peet
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: DM41X
Topic: Request for feature: alternate font
Replies: 36
Views: 4154

Re: Request for feature: alternate font

The original thread was entitled " alternate font", there was no mention of the need to remove or replace the existing one. Yes, and I supported this idea when the thread was started. What I don't like are comments which speak against the original font without or with wrong arguments inst...
by Peet
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: DM41X
Topic: Request for feature: alternate font
Replies: 36
Views: 4154

Re: Request for feature: alternate font

You say that as if it's a bad thing. First off all it is indecisive. 1) vgoudreault: "...that is done at the expense of enhanced readability and usability" The opposite is the case. I can't find not one example of any font on this display which is better readable, sharper or cleaner. I ca...
by Peet
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: DM41X
Topic: Request for feature: alternate font
Replies: 36
Views: 4154

Re: Request for feature: alternate font

But the segment display is NOT used on the DM41X; it is an emulation that relies on dots, it relies on the same 400 x 240 pixels screen as used on the DM42. The Processor is not a NUT but an ARM and I think it's good that it runs an emulation for the HP41 and not for a Gameboy on this device. The s...
by Peet
Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: DM41X
Topic: Request for feature: alternate font
Replies: 36
Views: 4154

Re: Request for feature: alternate font

First of all: I like the style of the HP-41's original font, but that's not my point here. The segment display was sharp, had an extremely high resolution and very good contrast. After the HP-41 (and his siblings, e.g. Voyager) it took about 30 years until you could see comparably clean representati...