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Greek letters

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 4:36 pm
by hyn3kp2
My first post here! Hello everyone! :D I have done my research before posting and i do not find anything about.
I wish we could have some extra "math" characters (e.g. greek letters). Is it possible? Thank you all in advance ;)

Re: Greek letters

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 4:43 pm
by Michael
These are the character available in HP-42S, Free42, DM42.
There are no plans to extend this character set.
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Re: Greek letters

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 8:54 pm
by Zaphod
[quote=Michael post_id=8344 time=1527259413 user_id=2
There are no plans to extend this character set.
[/quote]

There appears to be 14 undefined character spaces there in your character map, surely these could be utilised with some greek math characters ?........

Re: Greek letters

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 10:18 pm
by rprosperi
Zaphod wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 8:54 pm
[quote=Michael post_id=8344 time=1527259413 user_id=2
There are no plans to extend this character set.
There appears to be 14 undefined character spaces there in your character map, surely these could be utilised with some greek math characters ?........
[/quote]

I vote against such a change. A very useful feature (for me, ymmv) of the DM42 is the ability to exchange programs with Free42 and a real 42S. Obviously things like the extended graphics would not apply, but otherwise they are about 99% compatible if not 100%. Seems to me the marginal benefit (though I really can't weigh this for others) of a few extra special characters is not justified. Just one opinion though.

Re: Greek letters

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:18 am
by MikeOR
It's strange that the Euro sign is missing - but maybe Michael has foreseen it's demise 😂

Re: Greek letters

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:11 am
by keithdalby
MikeOR wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:18 am
It's strange that the Euro sign is missing - but maybe Michael has foreseen it's demise 😂
HP42s, introduced in 1987.
Euro, rolled out slowly in the late 1990s.