H2X wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:46 pm
I like BASE... There are other long words out there (with more than 4 letters). Are they to be chopped as well?
No wonder I have votes/voters > 1. Confirming what Dani said, we are between a rock and a hard place in that area. The simulator text font is smaller than the artwork font, and the simulator is substantially larger on screen than the real calculator, both of which makes it seem to fit easily. Either way, I am impressed by his reference to scrum
, glad the sport is understood by the central European heritages
I do not intend to chop others, but it would immensely help if we could relax that tight little area which has two 4-letter words with wider letters. We have no TLAs in use and I favour an abbreviation that immediately resembles the concept. The only non-single word abbreviations we have are X.FN, P.FN and I/O, all three of which are marked with a delimiter.
In terms of integer number operations, we have INTS for integer arithmetic and BITS for boolean and bit operations. I would have liked like the (BASE) menu to refer to short integers, but SNT and SHT don't jump out with the correct meaning. BIN does tell the reader exactly what to expect, in the same way as BITS and INTS do.
BIN seems the best alternative we have, unless there are more words or more pleas.
BTW, RDX is already used for the "radix mark".
Illustration of how BIN and LSTx could look.
BTW, trying to find more relevant words for base
this afternoon, I stumbled upon Nystrom's calculator
and this amazing book
published in 1862, canvassing for the general acceptance of time, money, surveying, weight, distances, degrees, and the lot, to the HEX system called TONAL, instead of the then upcoming French
decimal system with all its evils ... Our calculator would have been "Detonvy C
" meaning Forty Three C.