|Re: A temporary "fix", the Casio Prism (fx-CG10)|
Message #5 Posted by hugh steers on 25 Aug 2012, 12:25 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by LHH
The prizm screen is nice. i'm expecting to see a colour screen from HP at some point, since Ti have one also.
Not everyone thinks a hires colour screen is a good idea, but personally, i think it's the way to go for making calculator displays clearer, especially when it comes to graphing and, importantly, the display of symbols.
Regarding fonts, casio have somewhat missed an opportunity to make things look really nice. As far as i can see, the fonts are rendered without any anti-aliasing, although the screen is quite capable of it. it also doesn't seem to be able to scale them either, which is another shortcoming.
Presumably this is due to the colour upgrade being predominantly a marketing move, rather than it being utilised properly to better to improve the user experience. Perhaps the software will catch up later.
I'm planning to do some experiments with font rendering on this screen to see what might be possible, eg the drawing of mathematical formulae. I'll be presenting results, along with a discussion of display technology in general, at the HPCC conference in London, Oct 27 2012, if anyone is interested.
in the meantime, here's some pictures: