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by tycho
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: DM42
Topic: My dream DM42 display layout
Replies: 42
Views: 10702

Re: My dream DM42 display layout

@jfb9301, yes I also think the stack should be aligned to the top, or actually just stay statically the way the image shows when soft key menu is closed. E.g., if you only want to show X, Y, L, the separator line and X, Y stays fixed. That way, the display becomes even less busy with plenty of space...
by tycho
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: DM42
Topic: My dream DM42 display layout
Replies: 42
Views: 10702

Re: My dream DM42 display layout

Thanks for the feedback, however I am a little baffled by the answers because most of you are actually critizing the very reason for having a larger screen to begin with. In fact, my attempt was to make the screen less busy by focusing on the important stuff (x and y regs), while still providing use...
by tycho
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: My dream DM42 display layout
Replies: 42
Views: 10702

My dream DM42 display layout

DM42LAYOUT.png I love the vintage HP font (shift F5) and that it is in different sizes too, but the optimal for me would be more like the beta version had it with the lower area using a large easy-to-read font, whereas the other registers had smaller font. Also, the "status line" is better placed h...
by tycho
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: Accented characters in Help browser
Replies: 16
Views: 3891

Re: Accented characters in Help browser

I guess your text has the wrong text encoding format. The help viewer probably only support ANSI, so you need to convert it from UTF-8 to ANSI. I recommend Notepad++ editor for such conversions. I haven't checked this, so it could be the other way around too.
by tycho
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Txt to Raw and Raw to Txt
Replies: 21
Views: 10991

Re: Txt to Raw and Raw to Txt

Here is another old code that I dug out from Wayback Machine: Erik Ehrling's 42s2html.exe tool. I added an awk script, gawk.exe and a bat file in order to simplify the usage: raw2txt.bat "prog.raw". Currently it creates "prog.raw.txt" output file, but that can easily be changed. Because all characte...
by tycho
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Txt to Raw and Raw to Txt
Replies: 21
Views: 10991

Re: Txt to Raw and Raw to Txt

Below is the old txt2raw utility v1.0 from 2005 written in perl, which used to be linked from the Free42 site. It does not seem to handle all txt file inputs, so some adjustments are needed. Being a developer I may look into this during the holidays, but I would prefer to translate it to python or c...
by tycho
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: DM42
Topic: My Calculator DM42 ist arrived ;-)
Replies: 63
Views: 23746

Re: My Calculator DM42 ist arrived ;-)

Haha, my sloppy typing. But seriously, the viewing angle is not great with only one indoor light source, but not a problem if there is daylight. For the keys, I come from using Casios and a Canon F-789SGA calculator with extremely soft keys, which I actually like. Even the keys on my rather new HP-1...
by tycho
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: My Calculator DM42 ist arrived ;-)
Replies: 63
Views: 23746

Re: My Calculator DM42 ist arrived ;-)

Mine arrived today! Almost gave up hope to get it for Christmas. Pouch fits fine. Keys are good but could be softer for my taste, but consistent. Only Enter need a slightly firmer press. Screen is fine but requires a well lit environment to shine. View angel not the greatest but ok in good light. Ha...
by tycho
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: DM42 release date please...
Replies: 92
Views: 27610

Re: DM42 release date please...

Was there any Norwegian company making calculators at any time??
I don't think so. The only computer adventure of some scale here was Norsk Data (ND) in the eighties https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norsk_Data

edit sorry too late...
by tycho
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: DM42 release date please...
Replies: 92
Views: 27610

Re: DM42 release date please...

In Norway we basically only pay duty on clothes and food, but we have a whopping 25% VAT when buying for more than $42 incl. shipping. Often it slips through customs though, so I am hoping...