[sdiy] Why are 7-segment LED displays oblique?

Ben Bradley ben.pi.bradley at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 19:04:31 CEST 2018


I'm guessing a degree mark for temperature. The last 'digit' would be
a C or F for Celsius/Centigrade/whatever it's called thesedays, or
Fahrenheit.

On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 5:24 PM, Richie Burnett
<rburnett at richieburnett.co.uk> wrote:
> Whatever you want it to be! ;-)  Most of these things are used in digital
> alarm clocks, so it could be used to tell you whether the alarm is set, or
> maybe whether the time is AM or PM.
>
> -Richie,
>
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Michael Zacherl
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> Subject: Re: [sdiy] Why are 7-segment LED displays oblique?
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>> The dot might be part of the explanation, perhaps.
>>
>> But that colon would be quite malformed with its upper dot at the very
>> top. I've never seen such a time display colon. :-)
>
>
> What’s the extra dot on the the top right side before the last digit on this
> module?
>
> https://www.pollin.de/images/600x600x90/I121534.1-LED-Anzeige-SHARLIGHT-CM4-040520L-10-mm-4-Digit.jpg
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