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by vgoudreault
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 1171
Views: 317734

Re: 43S News

Going back to the root of the WP43, it looks like it was seen as an optimisation and evolution of the HP42S, built around that calculator's physical format; and then updated to take advantage of the larger screen and keypad of the DM42. But what if the current developers were allowed to come up with...
by vgoudreault
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 1171
Views: 317734

Re: 43S News

A 'long press to notify' does not count as a different function. It is STILL the same function being launched on key release (unless it is kept until the call is cancelled).
by vgoudreault
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: DM41X
Topic: Request for feature: alternate font
Replies: 35
Views: 3982

Re: Request for feature: alternate font

Apparently, driving up to 35 elements instead of 14 was seen as an improvement in terms of flexibility. No, not " apparently " - this is only you're assumption, maybe a pixeldisplay in this wide was cheaper than a segment one. More likely, however, is pixel-by-pixel side-scrolling or the ...
by vgoudreault
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: DM41X
Topic: Request for feature: alternate font
Replies: 35
Views: 3982

Re: Request for feature: alternate font

I dispute your interpretation. I did not speak against the original font of the HP41, but described the emulation thereof on the DM41X as one offering no advantage in terms of sharpness and contrast (assuming that the HP41's 14 segment LCD character is indeed considered better in terms of contrast) ...
by vgoudreault
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: DM41X
Topic: Request for feature: alternate font
Replies: 35
Views: 3982

Re: Request for feature: alternate font

Peet wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:45 am
What I don't like are comments which speak against the original font without or with wrong arguments instead of suggesting an alternative and explaining their benefits.

Kindly indicate where someone did that.


CBVG
by vgoudreault
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: DM41X
Topic: Request for feature: alternate font
Replies: 35
Views: 3982

Re: Request for feature: alternate font

But that is not relevant. The DM42 offers SIX different font sizes; the largest of which compares with the size of the pseudo HP41 font of the DM41X; and since it uses smoother characters maps, one does not have to rely on a contrived mapping to distinguish between the letter S and the digit 5; in a...
by vgoudreault
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: DM41X
Topic: Request for feature: alternate font
Replies: 35
Views: 3982

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 is the same 400 x 240 pixels screen used on the DM42. So you have something that looks a bit like the original HP41 display (with pretty big differences, since it shows two lines instead of one, and keeps ha...
by vgoudreault
Mon May 31, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 1171
Views: 317734

Re: 43S News

Not wanting to sound out of line, but wasn't there at least on some HP calculators, the feature that a 'long press' would bring out a message on the display (indicating what function was about to be launched) and if the press was kept longer, the function call was cancelled? This cancellation on lon...
by vgoudreault
Sat May 01, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: May 2021 Speculations
Replies: 137
Views: 19631

Re: May 2021 Speculations

Can someone speculate about when in May we could stop speculating about, as we would know what this is all about? Myself, I am still hoping that SwissMicros will go way beyond what HP had done, with a calculator having the HP-48 form factor, but with massively more memory, evidently much more powerf...