Go Down

Topic: TV Out 6x8ext Now Available (Read 665 times) previous topic - next topic

Osgeld

Mar 08, 2013, 04:56 am Last Edit: Mar 08, 2013, 05:02 am by Osgeld Reason: 1
I am working on a goofy "cause I want to" project using a 1284p and tv out for a fairly high resolution text display. I settled into a resolution of 240x200 which would give me 40x25 text IF I used a 6x8 font, while leaving a pile of ram left for other items of interest.

There's two problems with the 6x8 font that comes with TV Out, 1) it only has 32-128 or the standard typeable text items, and 2) I never cared for the way it looked (lowercase "e" I am calling you out)

I set about finding a font that had all the characters in a 6x8 format from code page 437, which you may know from the ASCII set that came with every IBM PC and compatible, and its the same cp/ font as the 8x8ext from tv out.

I found it here and set about converting it for TV Out. Now I have a pleasant looking 6x8 font with the same capabilities as the 8x8ext font (which actually has all 255 cp437 characters, but TV Out wont display a very small handful that also are terminal control codes)

There is no license on the original font I used, and I dont place one on it now, enjoy

PS: sample 1 is in a standard 128x96 resolution, sample 2 is the entire displayable set at 240x200

edit: fixed lowercase i
http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php?action=unread;boards=2,3,4,5,67,6,7,8,9,10,11,66,12,13,15,14,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,86,87,89,1;ALL

Go Up
 


Please enter a valid email to subscribe

Confirm your email address

We need to confirm your email address.
To complete the subscription, please click the link in the email we just sent you.

Thank you for subscribing!

Arduino
via Egeo 16
Torino, 10131
Italy