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It is the CPC that makes China Great
« on: 13:36, 13 June 21 »
This is so funny... especially if you have close ties to china and the Amstrad CPC


actually I have never seen a CPC in China but..


Enjoy



https://youtu.be/D5guhV8co1E
This year they are going to promote that the CPC makes China Great!!!
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Re: It is the CPC that makes China Great
« Reply #1 on: 10:40, 14 June 21 »
Well, if they build a billion of them... :D
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Re: It is the CPC that makes China Great
« Reply #2 on: 17:39, 16 June 21 »
Announcement: Releasing a version of FutureOS in Cantonese at June 28!
(Thanks to these cute chinese girls helping me with the translation and other funny things around here).
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Re: It is the CPC that makes China Great
« Reply #3 on: 18:28, 16 June 21 »
Announcement: Releasing a version of FutureOS in Cantonese at June 28!
(Thanks to these cute chinese girls helping me with the translation and other funny things around here).


finally a reason to have 4MB of RAM, to store all the characters.
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Re: It is the CPC that makes China Great
« Reply #4 on: 09:15, 17 June 21 »
be sure to have Taiwan in there as a country... we can start a meme
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Re: It is the CPC that makes China Great
« Reply #5 on: 13:52, 18 June 21 »
finally a reason to have 4MB of RAM, to store all the characters.
Really looking forward to see them all in a 8x8 grid!
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Re: It is the CPC that makes China Great
« Reply #6 on: 14:18, 22 December 21 »
Really looking forward to see them all in a 8x8 grid!
This actually used to be done back in the day in Hong Kong, but there are a lot of characters where it's totally illegible, but see the attached picture for how it can be done.

Nowadays, most scrolling signs have adopted a 16x16 size matrix and that's perfectly readable.

Actually, I just realised the image I attached was 12x12. Here's a reddit thread discussing this, there's examples of smaller sizes: https://chinese.stackexchange.com/questions/16669/lowest-pixel-resolution-needed-to-support-chinese

« Last Edit: 14:22, 22 December 21 by ralferoo »
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Re: It is the CPC that makes China Great
« Reply #7 on: 14:37, 22 December 21 »
On the MSX we have Kanji Roms with sizes of 128K (about 3000 chars) and 256K (about 4000 chars):


https://www.msx.org/wiki/Kanji-ROM

Kanji is a japanese charset based on chinese chars.
It seems that they had different resolutions, 8x16, 16x16, 6x16 and 12x16:

https://www.msx.org/wiki/CALL_KANJI
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Re: It is the CPC that makes China Great
« Reply #8 on: 15:40, 22 December 21 »

There's also an Apple II clone called the 中华学习机 CEC-I that was used in schools mid-80 / start of the 90s. With a huge character rom, take a look at the page 103 of the manual I scanned here, it's quite impressive : https://archive.org/details/diannao-laoshi-zhonghua-xuexi-ji-dianzi-gongye-chuban-she-cec-i/page/102/mode/2up


There was Orion branded CPCs in China though probably in confidential number, or for showcase only, but enough to have a manual, user guide for Masterfile, and a booklet describing a few games .  ;D  https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Orion+CPC%22

And some pics of the Orion CPC on acpc.me : acpc.me/#ACME/HARDWARE_MODELES_DE_CPC/[CHI]CHINA
« Last Edit: 14:56, 23 December 21 by kailokyra »
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Re: It is the CPC that makes China Great
« Reply #9 on: 23:23, 27 December 21 »
take a look at the page 103 of the manual I scanned here, it's quite impressive : https://archive.org/details/diannao-laoshi-zhonghua-xuexi-ji-dianzi-gongye-chuban-she-cec-i/page/102/mode/2up
Interesting that it's sorted alphabetically by pinyin rather than any of the other (presumably more usual at the time) encodings.


Also, interesting that there's a Zhuyin block after the latin extended characters, row 8 characters 37 on... Which seems odd as I presume this computer was meant for use in the mainland not Taiwan.
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Re: It is the CPC that makes China Great
« Reply #10 on: 08:22, 28 December 21 »
There were one or two letters from Hong Kong CPC users in the early issues of AA & ACU, but they might have been from British army personnel?
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