DaStargate's Broken screen

by DaStarCoder (DaStargate)

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My graphic calculator's screen broke. i made a font from it! You can use it as a code, or as a broken screen font.


I see, interesting 'glitch'. Do you have a reference to the original font? (i.e. which calc, precisely? [Canon, Casio, HP, Sharp, TI… + model].) TIA.

Comment by dpla 18th august 2017

Hi dpla, thanks for being interested, I made this font quite a time ago when my calculator's screen was only displaying 3 out of 7 lines only. I have to go through my old stuff to answer you, but I think it was a clone of a "real brand(?)" calculator...

Comment by DaStarCoder (DaStargate) 18th august 2017

Hi! So, a 5x7, originally… (the common grid, perhaps.) Your failure is terrible: I couldn't decipher most lowercase Braille-alike glyphs in a test! Removing the dead lines of pixels did not help me much more: a few characters do stand out all the same (like "MNWxy()")… Having the first line wiped out ruins the readability (more importantly than the last one). Since this matrix is not based on a narrower 3x5 layout (for 'my' project), I'm afraid I skipped the original font (if I ever saw it - though the engineers are not the best type designers!). In general, the clones use the same fonts as the real ones, for compatibility reasons (at least on old computers that rip -parts of- the ROMs). Bye!

Comment by dpla 19th august 2017

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