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Re: New Text Editor for CPC
« Reply #50 on: 20:21, 29 April 20 »
The good thing about 7-bit ASCII is that it's also UTF-8 compatible. Definitely put that | where it should be, none of this u-acute business!
Agreed!  :) :) :)
The good thing about characters sets is that they are (on CPCs) usually small, like 2 KB. Even using a bigger disc with a something like 700 KB format, such a characters file will be only 4 Kb (because the block size is 4 KB, so that's the minimum). Therefore I thought to provide some more character set file on the application disc. But I have to find out how many are too much or too few.  ;) :)
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Re: New Text Editor for CPC
« Reply #51 on: 01:33, 30 April 20 »
Make the editor ROMable, add a 16KB font ROM, which should allow 2048 characters - although tbh you'd probably only need 500 or so to cover most needed characters, so you could define nice bold and italic sets as well, and some funky symbols.

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Re: New Text Editor for CPC
« Reply #52 on: 03:35, 30 April 20 »
Yes, it's planned to have a ROM version too. Hope it fits in one ROM.
Your idea is good. In case I need a 2nd ROM anyway, it can be filled up with characters / character set.  :)
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