[lcdproc] screen types
William W. Ferrell
Mon, 12 Mar 2001 22:17:22 -0700
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> I dont know what you consider to be graphics, but you can do ascii art.
> Other than that I'm pretty sure you cant.
> On Sun, 11 Mar 2001, robert smith wrote:
> > so can lcdproc send graphics to text only displays? i hope so, but im=
> > not experienced enough to understand the code..
You can toss eight custom characters (8x5) to the display. You can use
those characters anywhere on the display (and as many instances of those
eight characters as you want).
If you redefine a character while it's on screen, it automatically gets
redrawn wherever that character appears.
So yeah, you can do some nifty ASCII art hacks but if you want a
full-screen graphic, it's a true bitch to hack out (and it involves lots
of flickering :)
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