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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:30 am 
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Hello,

I used for many years now my DOS assembler for 68K.
The DOS editor (BRIEF) let me use the full 8 bit ascii code.
So I used for my graphic display (320x240 px) the DOS graphic ascii characters.
This to draw squares and lines on my display. (single and double)

Now I'm converting all to Easy68K,
and the problem is that I lose all my graphic ascii characters.
I try to load other character sets but this will not work.

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Can I still use this characters ?

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How must I do this ?

Q3)
Can I load extra char. sets, other than courier, courier new ?

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Marc

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The simulator uses 7bit ASCII display. The Windows fonts do support 16bit fonts so it might be possible to add support for extended character sets to the simulator.

The simulator supports graphics. The Conway's Life example program uses graphics and mouse support to create a simple menu.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:24 pm 
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Hai,

Thanks for the answer,

But what I mean is the MS DOS character code 437.
See on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_page_437

And I do not need the simulator for this but the editor page.
To use these character code.

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Are you able to assemble your existing source files? The special characters would not display correctly in the EASy68K editor window but it might still assemble correctly.

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A Windows font with the MS-DOS high character set is MS LineDraw (download from Microsoft). It is identical to the Courier font except for the high characters. I don't know how to fool EASy68K to use MS LineDraw instead of Courier.

Two other useful monospace fonts are Lucinda Console (included with Windows) and Consolas (download from Microsoft). I use Consolas for paper printouts because it has slashed zeroes, but not for screen use because it is a ClearType font that looks fuzzy on my monitor.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:45 pm 
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Thanks,

That's what I need.
Like you wrote, how to use it with Easy68k ?

Marc

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The EASy68K editor uses Microsoft Richedit 2.0 control. The Richedit control does not display some fonts correctly. For a demonstration create a document in notepad using one of the fonts mentioned above or "Terminal" font (also included with Windows) then copy and paste it into Wordpad (also uses the Richedit control).

Have you tried editing the program using your current editor and assembling it in EASy68K?

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