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Character Set Options

Please note that the changes to character set options described on this page are only available to you before you make your order. These are not changes that can be made by the user after a unit has been purchased.

Smaller characters and different character sets
At the time you make your order we can provide one of two alternate character sets to the default standard character set. The character set cannot be changed by the user once units are delivered. The standard character set is suitable for a wide range of applications including those where small screens are used or viewed at a distance. The smaller alternate character sets can be more suitable for use with LCD panel displays.

Alternate character set 2 and standard character set compared

However the hardware does have limitations which need to be understood. The characters are generated on a fixed grid of cells, each 12 by 18. This means that while the character size can be reduced within each cell, the spacing between characters is fixed. The fixed size character cells limit the display to the full width of the screen, as shown below.

Fixed width character cells

Standard character set

Alternate smaller character set 2

The size of the area highlighted when the character background is selected is also fixed, as shown below. Please take into account the likely resolution of your display and playback devices as well as the compression used. Small characters can be illegible on a small screen or when viewed at a distance.

Background setting with smaller character set

The smaller alternate character sets are only available for the standard English keyboard layouts. Other standard size character sets like Danish, Swedish or German can be added if a full specification of the required keyboard mapping is provided.

Standard character set

Alternate smaller character set 1

Alternate smaller character set 2



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