where to buy font library for graphics LCD (kS0713) and PIC18F ?

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Hi all,

I've been looking for a rather simple library font for a graphics LCD with a
KS0713 controller. We're using the PIC18F452 with the Microchip C18
compiler. I found a couple that are rather big (Ramtex and Segger). All I
need is the standard font size (5x7) and a couple of larger fonts. We are
pressed for time so we rather pay for something already done ( < $1000).
But, it must be simple (rom and ram are limited) and work with the C18

Any suggestions ?

Thanks in advance

Re: where to buy font library for graphics LCD (kS0713) and PIC18F ?

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There are plenty of public domain VGA/X11 fonts
available for free.  You'll probably spend more time
negotiating and purchasing something than using them.


Re: where to buy font library for graphics LCD (kS0713) and PIC18F ?

If all you need is a font, Here is one I used
until we started using the ramtex which is an
excellent product for the price BTW. For
variable size fonts yer on your own. This
maps out very well into the KS0713's memory.

You can find fonts and code all over the net as well.
Just google KS0713 or one of the many compatible
chips. LCD manufacturers often post sample code
as well google "KS0713 LCD module"

I won't post the code( Its a bit to large )
but I can send it to you if you would like.

unsigned char charset[96 * 5 ] = {
    0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, //  space
    0x00, 0x00, 0x6f, 0x00, 0x00, //  !
    0x00, 0x00, 0x07, 0x00, 0x07, //  "
    0x14, 0x7f, 0x14, 0x7f, 0x14, //  #
    0x24, 0x2a, 0x7f, 0x2a, 0x12, //  $
    0x43, 0x33, 0x08, 0x66, 0x61, //  %
    0x32, 0x4d, 0x59, 0x21, 0x72, //  &
    0x00, 0x00, 0x03, 0x00, 0x00, //  '
    0x00, 0x00, 0x3e, 0x41, 0x00, //  (
    0x00, 0x41, 0x3e, 0x00, 0x00, //  )
    0x0a, 0x0c, 0x07, 0x0c, 0x0a, //  *
    0x08, 0x08, 0x3e, 0x08, 0x08, //  +
    0x00, 0x00, 0xe0, 0x60, 0x00, //  ,
    0x08, 0x08, 0x08, 0x08, 0x08, //  -
    0x00, 0x00, 0x60, 0x60, 0x00, //  .
    0x40, 0x30, 0x08, 0x06, 0x01, //  /
    0x3e, 0x45, 0x49, 0x51, 0x3e, //  0
    0x00, 0x42, 0x7f, 0x40, 0x00, //  1
    0x62, 0x51, 0x49, 0x45, 0x42, //  2
    0x22, 0x41, 0x49, 0x49, 0x36, //  3
    0x08, 0x0c, 0x0a, 0x7f, 0x08, //  4
    0x2f, 0x49, 0x49, 0x49, 0x31, //  5
    0x3e, 0x49, 0x49, 0x49, 0x32, //  6
    0x01, 0x71, 0x09, 0x05, 0x03, //  7
    0x36, 0x49, 0x49, 0x49, 0x36, //  8
    0x26, 0x49, 0x49, 0x49, 0x3e, //  9
    0x00, 0x36, 0x36, 0x00, 0x00, //  :
    0x00, 0x00, 0x36, 0x16, 0x00, //  ;
    0x00, 0x08, 0x14, 0x22, 0x00, //  <
    0x00, 0x14, 0x14, 0x14, 0x14, //  =
    0x00, 0x22, 0x14, 0x08, 0x00, //  >
    0x02, 0x01, 0x59, 0x05, 0x02, //  ?
    0x3e, 0x41, 0x5d, 0x55, 0x5e, //  @
    0x7e, 0x09, 0x09, 0x09, 0x7e, //  A
    0x7f, 0x49, 0x49, 0x49, 0x36, //  B
    0x3e, 0x41, 0x41, 0x41, 0x22, //  C
    0x7f, 0x41, 0x41, 0x41, 0x3e, //  D
    0x7f, 0x49, 0x49, 0x49, 0x41, //  E
    0x7f, 0x09, 0x09, 0x09, 0x01, //  F
    0x3e, 0x41, 0x49, 0x49, 0x3a, //  G
    0x7f, 0x08, 0x08, 0x08, 0x7f, //  H
    0x41, 0x41, 0x7f, 0x41, 0x41, //  I
    0x20, 0x40, 0x40, 0x40, 0x3f, //  J
    0x7f, 0x08, 0x14, 0x22, 0x41, //  K
    0x7f, 0x40, 0x40, 0x40, 0x40, //  L
    0x7f, 0x02, 0x0c, 0x02, 0x7f, //  M
    0x7f, 0x04, 0x08, 0x10, 0x7f, //  N
    0x3e, 0x41, 0x41, 0x41, 0x3e, //  O
    0x7f, 0x09, 0x09, 0x09, 0x06, //  P
    0x3e, 0x41, 0x51, 0x21, 0x5e, //  Q
    0x7f, 0x09, 0x19, 0x29, 0x46, //  R
    0x26, 0x49, 0x49, 0x49, 0x32, //  S
    0x01, 0x01, 0x7f, 0x01, 0x01, //  T
    0x3f, 0x40, 0x40, 0x40, 0x3f, //  U
    0x07, 0x18, 0x60, 0x18, 0x07, //  V
    0x1f, 0x60, 0x18, 0x60, 0x1f, //  W
    0x63, 0x14, 0x08, 0x14, 0x63, //  X
    0x07, 0x08, 0x70, 0x08, 0x07, //  Y
    0x61, 0x51, 0x49, 0x45, 0x43, //  Z
    0x00, 0x7f, 0x41, 0x41, 0x00, //  [
    0x01, 0x06, 0x08, 0x30, 0x40, //
    0x00, 0x41, 0x41, 0x7f, 0x00, //  ]
    0x04, 0x02, 0x01, 0x02, 0x04, //  ^
    0x40, 0x40, 0x40, 0x40, 0x40, //  _
    0x01, 0x03, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, //  `
    0x38, 0x44, 0x44, 0x24, 0x78, //  a
    0x7f, 0x44, 0x44, 0x44, 0x38, //  b
    0x38, 0x44, 0x44, 0x44, 0x28, //  c
    0x38, 0x44, 0x44, 0x44, 0x7f, //  d
    0x38, 0x54, 0x54, 0x54, 0x48, //  e
    0x00, 0x08, 0x7e, 0x09, 0x02, //  f
    0x18, 0xa4, 0xa4, 0xa4, 0x78, //  g
    0x7f, 0x04, 0x04, 0x04, 0x78, //  h
    0x00, 0x00, 0x7d, 0x40, 0x00, //  i
    0x40, 0x80, 0x80, 0x7d, 0x00, //  j
    0x00, 0x7f, 0x10, 0x28, 0x44, //  k
    0x00, 0x00, 0x7f, 0x00, 0x00, //  l
    0x78, 0x04, 0x18, 0x04, 0x78, //  m
    0x7c, 0x08, 0x04, 0x04, 0x78, //  n
    0x38, 0x44, 0x44, 0x44, 0x38, //  o
    0xf8, 0x24, 0x24, 0x24, 0x18, //  p
    0x18, 0x24, 0x24, 0x24, 0xf8, //  q
    0x7c, 0x08, 0x04, 0x04, 0x04, //  r
    0x48, 0x54, 0x54, 0x54, 0x24, //  s
    0x04, 0x04, 0x7e, 0x44, 0x04, //  t
    0x3c, 0x40, 0x40, 0x20, 0x7c, //  u
    0x0c, 0x30, 0x40, 0x30, 0x0c, //  v
    0x3c, 0x40, 0x30, 0x40, 0x3c, //  w
    0x44, 0x28, 0x10, 0x28, 0x44, //  x
    0x1c, 0xa0, 0xa0, 0xa0, 0x7c, //  y
    0x44, 0x64, 0x54, 0x4c, 0x44, //  z
    0x08, 0x08, 0x36, 0x41, 0x41, //  {
    0x00, 0x00, 0x77, 0x00, 0x00, //  |
    0x41, 0x41, 0x36, 0x08, 0x08, //  }
    0x02, 0x01, 0x01, 0x02, 0x01, //  ~
    0xaa, 0x55, 0xaa, 0x55, 0xaa  // checker


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Re: where to buy font library for graphics LCD (kS0713) and PIC18F ?

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Back in the '80s I had the misfortune to own a PCB CAD package from AMS.
About the only useful thing it offered was, for some reason, a font editor.
I used it on several LCD projects, including one where the customer wanted
black on white text so I had to build a negative character set. There
probably are similar freeware editors out there somewhere...

"Just machines that make big decisions
 programmed by fellas with compassion and vision."
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Re: where to buy font library for graphics LCD (kS0713) and PIC18F ?
Have a look at the following link from my website, it has some useful info and
  links regarding the use of graphic LCDs in embedded systems.



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