+9640News Posted May 2 Share Posted May 2 I am going to throw out here an idea for a GUI type word processor. The first question, would there be any significant use or would it be more novelty? If it is more novelty than real use, then I am not sure I would invest any time into the project since if you are reading this forum with a web browser, you are already likely to have non-TI word processors to do what you want. My first thought, I have code for the Geneve capable of handling multiple fonts and displays. Modifications of this code could be done to implement on a TI-99/4A, however there are issues. Multiple fonts means lots of memory needed for character sets with an impact on memory availability. SAMS is an option on the TI, but you would really need a 9938 chip with graphics mode. The F18A does not support the 9938 graphic modes, so that is an issue as well with the existing base code I have. Again, this is just a thought at this point in time. I am thinking each character would be a 16-bit value. The LSB would be the ASCII character, and the MSB of 8 bits would be along the lines of 4 bits for font size, and the other 4 bits would be for italic, underline, bold, and another unidentified function. Characters would be drawn onto a 512x192 screen. Any type of printing I would imagine would need to be through PI.PIO thus requiring a TIPI to use that would convert the resulting printed file to a PDF file. I think writing individual printer drivers would be a hopeless endeavor for this small of community. Anyways, if this is of much interest or if you have thoughts, let me know. 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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