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07-12-2018, 01:51 AM
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RE: Sharp PC-G850VS
This is truly an impressive accomplishment! I too have a G850VS that I've wanted to explore in more depth. I think I'll set aside a little time each day to work through the manual and keep track of any problem I find.

Does anyone know of software to generate the Table of Contents in the PDF Reader sidebar? That I would love to figure out how to add.

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07-12-2018, 09:17 AM (This post was last modified: 07-12-2018 09:18 AM by foroplus.)
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RE: Sharp PC-G850VS
(07-11-2018 11:01 PM)jwhsu Wrote:  I'm not sure if anyone is interested. I made an English translation of the PC-G850VS Users Guide based off the German translation using Google Translate. I also added some additional material from the PC-E500 manual and the 11-pin SIO interface PDF to help with examples and to make it more readable. Hopefully, the instructions on how to use CASL, Assembler, and C are accurate. I have tested some of the BASIC instructions, however, I am not familiar with C or assembly and haven't tested those functions. If anyone uses this and finds any errors, please let me know so I can make corrections. Thanks.

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Yes, thanks, it's very interesting and what a lot of people were looking for.
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07-12-2018, 02:06 PM
Post: #43
RE: Sharp PC-G850VS
(07-11-2018 11:01 PM)jwhsu Wrote:  I'm not sure if anyone is interested. I made an English translation of the PC-G850VS Users Guide based off the German translation using Google Translate. I also added some additional material from the PC-E500 manual and the 11-pin SIO interface PDF to help with examples and to make it more readable. Hopefully, the instructions on how to use CASL, Assembler, and C are accurate. I have tested some of the BASIC instructions, however, I am not familiar with C or assembly and haven't tested those functions. If anyone uses this and finds any errors, please let me know so I can make corrections. Thanks.

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07-12-2018, 02:44 PM
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RE: Sharp PC-G850VS
(07-11-2018 11:01 PM)jwhsu Wrote:  I'm not sure if anyone is interested. I made an English translation of the PC-G850VS Users Guide based off the German translation using Google Translate. I also added some additional material from the PC-E500 manual and the 11-pin SIO interface PDF to help with examples and to make it more readable. Hopefully, the instructions on how to use CASL, Assembler, and C are accurate. I have tested some of the BASIC instructions, however, I am not familiar with C or assembly and haven't tested those functions. If anyone uses this and finds any errors, please let me know so I can make corrections. Thanks.

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Impressive work! This is much more than a Google Translate version. I had tried this tool to translate one chapter, and the result was clearly not as understandable and clean as your version. Thank you very much!

Just a small remark: p54, at the end of the S and E paragraphs, it seems you have replaced ¥" by "¥.

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07-12-2018, 04:23 PM
Post: #45
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(07-12-2018 02:44 PM)Helix Wrote:  
(07-11-2018 11:01 PM)jwhsu Wrote:  I'm not sure if anyone is interested. I made an English translation of the PC-G850VS Users Guide based off the German translation using Google Translate. I also added some additional material from the PC-E500 manual and the 11-pin SIO interface PDF to help with examples and to make it more readable. Hopefully, the instructions on how to use CASL, Assembler, and C are accurate. I have tested some of the BASIC instructions, however, I am not familiar with C or assembly and haven't tested those functions. If anyone uses this and finds any errors, please let me know so I can make corrections. Thanks.

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Impressive work! This is much more than a Google Translate version. I had tried this tool to translate one chapter, and the result was clearly not as understandable and clean as your version. Thank you very much!

Just a small remark: p54, at the end of the S and E paragraphs, it seems you have replaced ¥" by "¥.

Thanks for catching that error. It will be added to the next revision of the manual (some formatting changes and editing). Thanks to everyone else for the praise. Google Translate made a reasonable translation of the German Manual, however, it was still difficult to figure out what they were trying to say at times. I started cleaning up some of the English and decided since I was going to spend time making the translation more readable, I should go ahead and turn it into a reference manual. It took a while, but I'm happy that others are finding this manuscript interesting and useful. Thanks again.
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07-18-2018, 02:08 PM
Post: #46
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Users guide updated. You can download from the link on post #39. Corrections were:
Minor change in organization of document.
Correction of typos on page 54 on including " in a search string (thanks Helix).
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07-19-2018, 01:35 AM
Post: #47
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Thanks for the update Jack!

Though the page count is the same as the prior version, and I believe both downloads were completed properly, this new file is about 4.9MB vs. 12.4MB for the prior version. Did you process this version with a different program?

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07-19-2018, 03:13 AM
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(07-19-2018 01:35 AM)rprosperi Wrote:  Thanks for the update Jack!

Though the page count is the same as the prior version, and I believe both downloads were completed properly, this new file is about 4.9MB vs. 12.4MB for the prior version. Did you process this version with a different program?

The previous version was created on Word for the Mac and exported as a PDF. To created the latest PDF, I used Word 2016 on Windows. I'm not sure why there is such a large difference in the size of the files created when I essentially used the same document to create the PDFs. The only thing I can think of is whether there is a difference in how OS X and Windows handles images when creating the PDFs? I'll have to look into that. Thanks
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07-19-2018, 03:24 AM
Post: #49
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(07-19-2018 03:13 AM)jwhsu Wrote:  The previous version was created on Word for the Mac and exported as a PDF. To created the latest PDF, I used Word 2016 on Windows. I'm not sure why there is such a large difference in the size of the files created when I essentially used the same document to create the PDFs. The only thing I can think of is whether there is a difference in how OS X and Windows handles images when creating the PDFs? I'll have to look into that. Thanks

Thanks for clarifying, makes sense.

Mac users pay a whole lot more for their PCs than Windows users, so it's only right that they get bigger files to go with them. Wink

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07-19-2018, 04:07 PM
Post: #50
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I added Bookmarks w/ page numbers - PDF is optimized & compacted to 3.49mb (if interested, send PM for copy)

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Post: #51
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Thanks JWHSU

I've not had time to play with my Sharp recently , life got in the way

I've got two now actually , cos the Japanese guy sent me another to replace the one with unclean battery terminals
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