How to enter goose symbol (▶)?

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Re: How to enter goose symbol (▶)?

Post by Thomas Okken » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:38 am

firai wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:47 am
if not the only?
You did ask. :D

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Re: How to enter goose symbol (▶)?

Post by firai » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:04 am

Thomas Okken wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:35 am
ʏ (129)

128 and 129 are used for the X: and Y: labels for those two stack registers; the X in those labels is a regular lowercase x.
This explains my inkling that the Free42/42S and DM42 register labels look different (beside the default font choice). It seems like DM42 replaced the X register label with a big X and replaced the glyph at 129 with a big Y altogether (for both fonts).
Sam

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Re: How to enter goose symbol (▶)?

Post by Thomas Okken » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:58 am

firai wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:04 am
It seems like DM42 replaced the X register label with a big X and replaced the glyph at 129 with a big Y altogether (for both fonts).
Yes, they had to do that because within the existing character set, they wouldn't have been able to create matching labels for the Z and T registers. Of course adding small-caps versions of those letters would have been an option as well, but just using the existing uppercase letters instead was undoubtedly easier.

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Re: How to enter goose symbol (▶)?

Post by firai » Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:37 pm

Thomas Okken wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:58 am
Yes, they had to do that because within the existing character set, they wouldn't have been able to create matching labels for the Z and T registers. Of course adding small-caps versions of those letters would have been an option as well, but just using the existing uppercase letters instead was undoubtedly easier.
It's certainly understandable, and I probably would've done the same. Thanks again for your help (and for creating Free42)!
Sam

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