01-16-2012, 04:46 PM
Hi fellow mac abusers!
Don't worry, I mean it in a good way.
So, I've been searching the internet for this topic, but have come almost empty handed.
So far, I know that characters are generated in the computer and then sent to the display, and encoding plays a big role in it. For example 0x41 = 'A' in the ASCII table. What I can't seem to figure out is where this process goes on.
As a startup I would like to be able to change the indexing of the character codes. For example, typing 0x41 will generate 'B' instead of 'A'.
Further on I would like to create my own glyphs (which I have ready) so I can create a system with a different language. I obviously know it won't really be a different language because transferring the data to another system will show normal ASCII.
If no one has a clue, I won't be surprised. But if some one could give me some references or good keywords to search with, I would be more than delighted. It would also be nice if someone could tell me if this is embedded in the hardware or if it's still controllable through software.
Think about running >console with alien characters that you can read and others can't!! Pretty cool huh?
Thx in advance.