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Hex Charset   [2016]

Hex Charset Released by :
Vent, Triad [web]

Release Date :
29 August 2016

Type :
C64 Graphics

User rating:awaiting 8 votes (4 left)   See votestatistics

Credits :
Charset .... Vent of Triad

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http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/151531/hexcharset.d64 (downloads: 318)

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User Comment
Submitted by Digger on 1 September 2016
I could remember all char codes by heart while being a teenager :)
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Submitted by Smasher on 30 August 2016
@jackasser: http://nedbatchelder.com/text/hexwords.html -> enough for a dozen intros :)
...and a pity some genius said hexadecimal was better than eptadecimal, otherwise "F4CG" was allowed :P
User Comment
Submitted by JackAsser on 30 August 2016
zesmasher: :D "cafebabeb00bdead1337"?
User Comment
Submitted by Smasher on 30 August 2016
best char ever! I'll use it in a intro, so scrolltext finally will make some sense.
User Comment
Submitted by Vent on 30 August 2016
Thanks guys for the good comments. Yep, I suppose this was something too obvious to be released before. :-)

I decided to yet append the release with two additional versions of the charset:

Hexcharset1 is the original one.
Hexcharset2 has whitespace (0x20) with the dot only.
Hexcharset3 characters are 1px shorter and whitespace (0x20) is with the dot only.
D64 contains also previews so no need to bother copypasting the Basic.

@JackAsser: I tried first the inverted nybble approach, but I found it much less readable.
User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 30 August 2016
wtf that idea is so obvious... nice!
User Comment
Submitted by JackAsser on 30 August 2016
@enthusi: Hahaha! :D I've never EVER thought about using the charset like that in that obvious way. I always end up with some shifting and ORing to get me the two characters needed per byte.
User Comment
Submitted by enthusi on 30 August 2016
I heavily used one for debugging the scheduler in Caren and the Tangled Tentacles. I chose #$ff as empty though to keep some clearity. It's very handy when you print out several variables, registers on screen.

The font I made is smaller, though, I use the same for Above & Beyond
User Comment
Submitted by Oswald on 30 August 2016
nice idea, but not really useful.
User Comment
Submitted by JackAsser on 30 August 2016
Instead of having the little dot in the lower left, may I suggest having the high nybble inverted?
User Comment
Submitted by GI-Joe on 30 August 2016
Yes, indeed, nice idea. I think i will need it sometimes, thx !
User Comment
Submitted by Digger on 29 August 2016
Nice one :) At least this one is at least legible.
User Comment
Submitted by Didi on 29 August 2016
Nice idea.
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