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LCD Question
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LCD Question

by bob500000 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:39 pm

Hi Guys,

I bought the following https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9052

and am wondering can I change the size of the text to display more text on the restricted screen size.

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Re: LCD Question

by Corwyn on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:55 pm

I doubt it. The LCDs have a 16 x 2 array of characters of 8 x 5 pixels. There are spaces between the groups, so even if you could figure out how to drive them, characters crossing boundaries would look bad.
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Re: LCD Question

by bob500000 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:17 pm

I was thinking about that but looking into the library files on the LiquidCrystal is show the following which could be used,

Not sure where to change it though.


// When the display powers up, it is configured as follows:
//
// 1. Display clear
// 2. Function set:
// DL = 1; 8-bit interface data
// N = 0; 1-line display
// F = 0; 5x8 dot character font
// 3. Display on/off control:
// D = 0; Display off
// C = 0; Cursor off
// B = 0; Blinking off
// 4. Entry mode set:
// I/D = 1; Increment by 1
// S = 0; No shift
//
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Re: LCD Question

by Corwyn on Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:10 pm

The other value that might take (according to the library code) is LCD5x10 which allows characters 10 pixels high on some 1 line displays. I don't think it will help you any.
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Re: LCD Question

by adafruit_support_bill on Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:05 am

The satandard 16x2 character LCDs have no flexibility for changing font size. For that you would need a graphical LCD: https://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main ... phical+lcd
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