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by vgoudreault
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: DM41X
Topic: Request for feature: alternate font
Replies: 73
Views: 5044

Re: Request for feature: alternate font

No, the Size you showed is the largest for this font on the DM42 and two steps smaller as the DM41X font. So what you want is a LARGER font. How about restricting your focus on the real issue here? No, ask an optician and do an eye test. The DM41X font allows me to differentiate all Numbers without...
by vgoudreault
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 1194
Views: 322499

Re: 43S News

Not entirely accurate. Bell Laboratories did conduct extensive human factor studies before settling on the layout for telephones.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Push-butt ... pad_layout
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_keypad#Layout
by vgoudreault
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 1194
Views: 322499

Re: 43S News

Seems you people thought pretty much of everything. Still, the reason for HP's original configuration remains a mystery. And the result of the survey probably shows people voting for what they are familiar, rather than what could be best; in essence, better is what people are accustomed to. And the ...
by vgoudreault
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 1194
Views: 322499

Re: 43S News

I was thinking along the lines of the rationale for the layout. Let me explain. At the risk of dating myself, in the early 1970's, Hewlett Packard introduced the HP-35, quickly followed by the HP-45, HP-55 and HP-65. They all had their basic arithmetic function buttons on the left of the numeric key...
by vgoudreault
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 1194
Views: 322499

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: 1194
Views: 322499

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: 73
Views: 5044

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: 73
Views: 5044

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: 73
Views: 5044

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: 73
Views: 5044

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...