|Skins for Emu42 and Emu48 for Pocket PC|
Message #1 Posted by Jeff O. on 15 Jan 2005, 9:33 p.m.
To all users of emu42 and emu48, I have developed a few skins for use with emu42 and emu48 for Pocket PC.
For the sake of the following discussion, I’ll use the following definitions:
Portrait format – the skin is viewed and used with the pocket PC device held normally, i.e. with the long dimension vertical.
Landscape format – the skin is viewed and used with the pocket PC device held rotated 90 degrees clockwise from the normal orientation, i.e. with the long dimension horizontal, and the function buttons on left side.
My primary interest was in developing landscape formats to allow a larger display size. The skins are shown below:
Landscape 48G, with the numeric keys located on the right side of the keyboard:
Landscape 48G, with the numeric keys located on the left side of the keyboard:
Landscape 42S with extra function keys in rows four through seven. The “COMPLEX” function is assigned to one of these keys, and shortcuts to the “CONVERT”, “CUSTOM”, and “FCN” menus to the other three. Other functions and/or menus could be assigned to these keys:
Landscape 17BII, RPN keyboard:
The HP48 skins are based on and/or adaptations of skins I found at hpcalc.org, principally ones by authors Calculon and Leopoldo Bueno Castillo. The look of the buttons and labels on the HP42S and17BII skins were also inspired by the graphics of those HP48 skins. As indicated above, all landscape versions were developed to enable a larger display size (zoom 2) than is possible with portrait orientation skins. All kml scripts use the “TOPBAR” command in the KML script to suppress the navigation bar at the top of the pocket PC screen.
If you would like the complete images and the associated KML scripts, just click
Many thanks to Dave Hicks for hosting the images and the archive with the kml scripts and bitmaps.
Edited: 22 Jan 2005, 9:16 p.m. after one or more responses were posted