Request for feature: alternate font

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Re: Request for feature: alternate font

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The only option I'd consider is a reverse video option, grey on black background. :ugeek:
No fonts from 42, printer or other: this is a 41!
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Re: Request for feature: alternate font

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Dave Britten wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:01 pm
smp wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:55 pm
Before this gets to be too much of a landslide, I'll cast my vote - no, please do not change the font away from the original-looking HP-41 font.

If a change is considered, please make it a selectable option buried somewhere. :lol:

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Re: Request for feature: alternate font

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Again, the proposal is NOT to remove the LCD font but provide an alternate font for easier accessibility. The original LCD "font" was necessitated by the LCD technology of its time. This is no longer the case. While the LCD font is good for nostalgia, if we take nostalgia far enough we would also want the slow speed of the original.

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Re: Request for feature: alternate font

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I'd love to cast another vote for optional extra fonts! Don't remove the original, but more to choose from would be really nice.
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Re: Request for feature: alternate font

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tanveerg@gmail.com wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:15 am
While the LCD font is good for nostalgia, if we take nostalgia far enough we would also want the slow speed of the original.
That's what the SLOW command is there for...
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Re: Request for feature: alternate font

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tanveerg@gmail.com wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:15 am
The original LCD "font" was necessitated by the LCD technology of its time. This is no longer the case. While the LCD font is good for nostalgia, if we take nostalgia far enough we would also want the slow speed of the original.
This is not entirely correct in several ways. First of all, the speed of computers has advanced with time. But even fonts that are hundreds of years old are sometimes still very modern.

The use of a segment font may be due to the technology, not the font itself. And in contrast to pixel fonts, segment fonts hardly benefit from better displays. Whether you like the font or not is a matter of taste, but it is not out of date.

To choose a segment font may be nostalgia but I don't know of a more suitable font for displaying numbers on a pocket calculator diplay. Regardless of this, the new DM42 font as additionally choose would certainly be an enrichment in the text/program editor.
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Re: Request for feature: alternate font

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akaTB wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:12 pm
The only option I'd consider is a reverse video option, grey on black background. :ugeek:
No fonts from 42, printer or other: this is a 41!
+1

i asked for his during the development but apparently there are difficulties to make it happen, a shame...
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Re: Request for feature: alternate font

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Just to add another vote, for what it's worth, the old digital watch font is quaint, but I would like something easier on the eye, given the power of the display and all.

And the fact that I am not retired and need to use this thing daily....
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