Re: 43S News
Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:16 pm
This is how the simulator looks right now:
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I fiddled further and the total changes I made up to now are listed and visible on the side by side emulator pics below:
Thanks for your kind words. Some comments:Jaymos wrote: ↑Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:05 amI fiddled further and the total changes I made up to now are listed and visible on the side by side emulator pics below:
1. Changed "/" with obelus. (HP42S style).
2. Increased the font size of the 4 operators on the emulator.
3. Removed the top key "ˆ" labels. (DM42 style).
4. Change lg to log. (HP42S style).
5. Changed CC to CPX. (WP34S style).
6. Changed +/- to CHS. (HP28C style).
7. Changed P/R to PRGM. (HP42S style).
8. Swapped operators left/right, keeping the sequence. (HP42S style).
9. Changed to eRPN. (HP28C style).
10. Shifted the alpha letters and greek letters around due to the left right swap.
For now I decided not to change all the second row keys to match the DM42 hardware keys.
Personally, I'm also just glad there is such a machine coming. Did HP ask before introducing machines with different layouts? No! We were all still ready to buy the best-made machines in the world.Jaymos wrote: ↑Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:05 amWith reference to last week's discussions on polls, left/right and operator sequence, my comment is simply to be extremely grateful to the developers. Also that it is done in open source. I propose not to argue with the developers on their choices, but simply motivate or ask as potential user for changes. If the answer is no and it still is important enough to spend the time, jump into the code and change it. Long arguments to have it done differently won't help speed it along.
A division symbol may be "/" and ":" (cf. ISO 80000-2) - thus one needs the term "obelus" for that abomination (pun intended).
Thanks! I love Asterix. We had to read all the comics throughout my years of French classes.
For those interested: https://people.engr.ncsu.edu/jwilson/fi ... hsigns.pdf page 17 and 24
Thanks for sharing this link, Haakon. In a way he even looks like one