Landscape DM42?

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Walter
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Re: Landscape DM42?

@keithdalby: annunciators are annunciators are annunciators - invisible annunciators are no annunciators!

@all: Do you really need x: and y: displayed? What could be done with that space? Just food for thought ...
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Mark Hardman
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Re: Landscape DM42?

Walter wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:07 pm
Do you really need x: and y: displayed? What could be done with that space? Just food for thought ...
Up, Down, Shift and RAD indicators. The entire area can be used for the Running and Printing indicators. Grads? Maybe drop the right leg of the Greek letter Pi to make an uppercase Gamma--Gamma for Grads? Its a stretch.

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Re: Landscape DM42?

Walter wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:07 pm
@all: Do you really need x: and y: displayed? What could be done with that space? Just food for thought ...
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Re: Landscape DM42?

Mark Hardman wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:30 pm
Gamma for Grads? Its a stretch.
Gamma for Grads is a stretch for me - but what are the alternatives? How would you represent radians / degrees?
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Re: Landscape DM42?

Mark Hardman wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:38 am
Michael wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:20 pm
However, please feel free using it and make suggestions how the buttons of a DM42L could be arranged.

Could not resist the opportunity to move the 42s primary operator keys to where god intended--the left.
Methinks the ENTER key should be shifted one row to the right, next to the numeric keys. Anybody else?
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Walter
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Re: Landscape DM42?

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Lower line: shift, degrees, rad, grad (the latter three compete for the same space).
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Re: Landscape DM42?

Walter wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:56 am

DM42La.png

Lower line: shift, degrees, rad, grad (the latter three compete for the same space).
I like. Although a degrees annunciator is perhaps not necessary?
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keithdalby
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Re: Landscape DM42?

H2X wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:22 pm
Walter wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:56 am

DM42La.png

Lower line: shift, degrees, rad, grad (the latter three compete for the same space).
I like. Although a degrees annunciator is perhaps not necessary?
Agreed.

So the next question is: how hard is this to implement?

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Re: Landscape DM42?

H2X wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:43 am
Mark Hardman wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:38 am
Michael wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:20 pm
However, please feel free using it and make suggestions how the buttons of a DM42L could be arranged.

Could not resist the opportunity to move the 42s primary operator keys to where god intended--the left.
Methinks the ENTER key should be shifted one column (edit) to the right, next to the numeric keys. Anybody else?
And perhaps the UP / DOWN ARROW keys a few columns to the left? They seem to me like a job for my left thumb. Perhaps to column #3 from the left, it feels kind of "right" to let the SHIFT and EXIT keys have column #2.
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Mark Hardman
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Re: Landscape DM42?

Walter wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:56 am

Lower line: shift, degrees, rad, grad (the latter three compete for the same space).
Much better than Pi and Gamma. Since the original 42s has no degree annunciator, I think it is unnecessary.
Last edited by Mark Hardman on Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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