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how to enter british pound sign when naming a button
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Post 1 made on Friday March 2, 2012 at 09:20
Carrot Cruncher
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hi. does anyone know how i can enter a british pound sign (£) when naming a key in either touch screen setup or prontoedit ? i get a symbol that looks like a head and shoulders when i hit the £ key. cheers.
Post 2 made on Friday March 2, 2012 at 20:49
Lyndel McGee
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Unfortunately, that symbol is not available in the font for the Legacy Prontos.
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OP | Post 3 made on Saturday March 3, 2012 at 08:31
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hi. thanks for the response. do you know if the font can be edited to change the symbol ? i don't really know anything about fonts but i had a go with fontforge (on linux), copying the symbol from another font was straight forward, but loading the Pronto.TTF file threw a load of errors, as did saving it after making the change, and when i switched to Windows and started touch screen setup, none of the symbols displayed properly at all. cheers.
Post 4 made on Saturday March 3, 2012 at 14:12
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The Pronto.TTF font is made available for Windows use to represent characters available. It is NOT used in the remote.

The font bitmaps are stored in the firmware and must be edited separately.

Search the files section and have a look at a program called FontRep and ImgRep.
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OP | Post 5 made on Saturday March 3, 2012 at 15:52
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thanks for the clarification and suggestion. i've tried to use imgrep and fontrep and while imgrep seems to work, fontrep throws an "io error 2" error no matter which firmware upgrade file (taken from the touch screen setup or prontoedit installation directories) i use. i.e. :

C:\FontRep>fontrep.exe e RC5000.exe old

IO error 2 when RC5000.exe

i'm running this on vista and i've also tried running it in every compatibility mode available, all of which have the same results.
Post 6 made on Saturday March 3, 2012 at 17:50
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No idea as to what might be the problem here. Do you have an old XP box that you could try? The author's email addy should be on his profile if you want to reach out to him as well.
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OP | Post 7 made on Sunday March 4, 2012 at 11:30
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i've been able to run the software successfully using freedos under qemu. i have successfully modified the fonts and the symbol now shows correctly on my remote. i've submitted the amended firmware as a upload for the files area just in case anyone else should want to make use of it. thanks lyndel for your assistance.
Post 8 made on Saturday May 19, 2012 at 04:35
Ernie Gilman
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Old thread already, poster probably gone. However, is it possible to save the icon for the button that you want, then insert a pound sign into it using an art program such as Photoshop, or even Paint? Then that modified button would be loaded and it would already have the sign in it.
A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
"The biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." -- G. “Bernie” Shaw
Post 9 made on Sunday May 20, 2012 at 01:33
Daniel Tonks
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Yes, that can always be done (especially with the Pronto's available memory).


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