Re: UDC segment editor uploaded to smartsockets
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, whoop@... wrote:
> I have uploaded a Filemaker Pro UDC segment editor to the files
> section. This creates the necessary user-defined character
> definitions for insertion into PicBasic, but should be editable to
> whatever text you need for your use.
> I decided to follow the ascii order for my characters, but
> at at the first location, 59, for the space character, ie anoffset
> of 27 from character 32. Thus I add 27 to the ascii value when Isend
> it to the smart sockets.Thanks John, I've just got my free time back now my car restoration
> The editor is reasonably graphic, all you have to do is click the
> segments on and off on the screen for each character.
> I designed it on a Mac, but it should work on the Windows version
> too. A 30 day free trial of Filemaker Pro is available from:
> Best wishes,
project is complete.....Just tonight i have begun looking into UDC's
and ought to be able to make all ascii characters definable, as much
as there is free memory for at least, and you will be able to
reprogram the numbers digits from ascii 48 onwards.
I recalled the reason I wasn't brave enough to allow it before....I
thought if you could reprogram a numerical digit you could end up in
a situation where you can't send commands to the sockets which make
any sense if you had reprogrammed the characters needed to give the
commands in the first place.....
Now, because the instruction character is stored in it's raw format
and is never itself changed the locked out problem can't occur. When
a call to a UDC is made the segment pattern to be displayed is
converted in realtime and stored in a buffer, but again the original
instruction character remains unchanged.
A display instruction will force the controller to read in the digit
to be displayed and if appropriate the code will convert it to a UDC,
and if a command instruction is used the UDC code is bypassed and the
command data is read from the raw data buffer.
Easy when you forget how !
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