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[Lcdproc] [RFE] hd44780 euro charmap


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  • From: bsdfan AT nurfuerspam.de (Markus Dolze)
  • Subject: [Lcdproc] [RFE] hd44780 euro charmap
  • Date: Sun Dec 23 17:25:02 2007

-------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Sun, 23 Dec 2007 16:17:50 +0100
> Von: Pierre Ossman
> <drzeus-list AT drzeus.cx>
> An:
> lcdproc AT lists.omnipotent.net
> Betreff: [Lcdproc] [RFE] hd44780 euro charmap

> Hi,
>
> The HD44780 chips are these days also manufactured with a "european"
> character set. It would be nice if the driver could support this set. It's
> just
> plain ISO 8859-1 (not -15) with some extra symbols in the empty spaces. You
> can find the complete table here:
>
> http://www.serialwombat.com/parts/hd44780.pdf
>
> I've verified it here that the character set is correct.
>

Hello,

this is what the 'Charmap' setting in LCDd.conf is for. Three charmaps are
already supplied (see server/drivers/hd44780_charmap). If you have one that
is not already supported and have the spec for your display, you could
implement one yourself easily.

A lot of displays don't use Hitachi's original chip, but 'compatible' ones. I
have seen different displays using different character sets (some
manufacturers even provide custom ROM char maps), so there will probably no
'one fits all' solution.

Anyway, at least someone should have a look at the spec you linked to.

Regards,
Markus




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