I'm a newbie as well in Arduino...and in C...
I've started studying C thanks to arduino and going deeper now.
I've no clue yet on how to use the string library (I thought it was stdio.h but couldn't find it nor make it work)
here are a few resources for C:
- the excellent howstuffismade C articlehttp://computer.howstuffworks.com/c.htm/printable
(very good at explaning pointers)
- teach yourself C in 24 Hours online bookhttp://aelinik.free.fr/c/
- teach yourself C in 21 days online bookhttp://lib.daemon.am/Books/C
- some more low level C for microprocessorshttp://www.learn-c.com
- as a compiler I chose MinGW http://mingw.org
which is very geeky and low level (you must compile through command line) but if you will choose it I can give you a sample .bat file to automatize the compilation. Maybe you can test DJGPP http://www.delorie.com/djgpp/
and tell me how it is ;-)...it would have been my next test, but I haven't had time yet to look over it.
I'm not sure if I made the right choice, maybe Massimo or someone else has a better platform to suggest... I even thought if it was possible to compile in C through arduino since it uses gpp as all the other free compilers...but I'm not sure of that yet...this is one of the questions I will put on the "other" thread
where are you from? I lived for almost two years in Paris and I can understand that you like accents
hope this helps
à bientot (sorry! no accent aigu dans mon clavier ;-) )
ps. did you read the datasheet for your LCD? you might find valuable info in it.