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    Re: AW: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    Dude, thanks to you. It just took me a couple mins to test all that. Bet it will take you days to fix all this stuff.

     
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    Re: AW: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    Testing frase: "SoundGraph, Inc. iMON Display API"
    iMON firmware ver. 0x380102
    imon manager version 8.00.0408


    Does the display scroll continuously or does it stop scrolling after the text has been displayed for one time?
    - Shows ONLY once. So it stops with "MON Display API" --> Text tahoma size 10.

    Does the display use a proportational or a fixed font (each character has the same width in a fixed font, in a proportational font character widths are different, e.g. you can display more 'I's than 'O's on the LCD at the same time)?
    - Proportational font.


    If the font is fixed: How many characters can be displayed on the LCD?
    - ...

    Does the LCD support other characters than ASCII (like German umlauts, Cyrillic, Chinese, Japanese characters)?
    - Shows æøåô fine.

    With minidisplay i was able to have two lines of text. However i'm not sure how to do that with soundgraph
     
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    Re: AW: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    I'll add my results, but they're the same as everyone else

    Thanks again for all your hard work !!
     
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    Re: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    FONT RESEARCH:

    As I said in my previous post, the IMON API tool shows the fonts set in the IMON configuration tool.

    In the aviable fonts, there is a FIXED one, very clear and easy to read, that supports foreign characters: "Teletext" and "Teletext 43". I have windows vista, and I havent installed those myself, so i bet they come with the IMON software.

    Font "Teletext 43", Size 10, Bold : 8 characters, more than 8 it scrolls
    Font "Teletext", Size 10, bold: 10 characters, more than 10 it scrolls
    Font "Teletext", Size 10, NON bold: 12 characters, more than 12 it scrolls

    http://www.mas-r.es/temp/teletext_size10_nobold.JPG

    http://www.mas-r.es/temp/teletext_size10_bold.JPG

    I would choose TELETEXT SIZE 10 BOLD, its VERY clear to read. just 2 characters lesser than nonbold.

    Sorry for the shakey photos.
     
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    AW: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    Thank you for your answers. They are helping very much. I especially liked the photos (although a little bit wiggly ;)). No I have an idea how it looks like for you. dreamcrawler: Nice research regarding the fonts.
     
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    Re: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    Just found this :D
    THANKS!!!!
    I sooo missed my VFD
     
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    Re: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    I think dreamcrawler was shaking with the excitement that his LCD might be working soon while he took those photos!

    Thanks for working on the LCD version stefanuhrig.

    Robbo100
     
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    Nah, I was just watching porn movies at the same time i took the photos :D
     
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    I am so glad we can't see your reflection in the VFD!
     
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    Re: iMON VFD MiniDisplay driver for MediaPortal 1.1.3

    WASH YOUR HANDS!
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    lol
     
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