Talk:Sixteen-segment display

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No Images? 06:46, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

I had also heard this (or the alphabet used on it) referred to as a "propellor" or "propeller" display, but I can't find references.--Justfred (talk) 21:22, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Also, this display can commonly use a 10937P/10957P controller chip; not sure if this is relevant to the article but it was useful to me! These, as well as 14-segment, are also available as Nixie displays.--Justfred (talk) 16:47, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Date of invention? when did this kind of display come into popular use? Williams Hyperball used them in 1981. Later pinball games used them starting in 1985 / 1986

French diacritics??[edit]

What about French, German, Spanish diacritics and accents on top of letters, etc.?--Sonjaaa (talk) 15:44, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Displayable characters[edit]

This, along with the 7 and 14 segment display articles, should have a list of displayable (and distinguishable) characters. In particular what can 16 segment do that 14 cannot. There is an animation, but that's less useful that static images IMHO. Such images would be easy enough to create - start from a template and just use the flood fill tool in one's choice of editor (ideally vector graphics) - but finding sources for the shapes used in reality may be a bit trickier. (talk) 17:12, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

I agree. Is there anything the 16 segment display can do better than the 14 segment display? All of the examples in the current version of this sixteen-segment display article would work just as well on a 14 segment display -- they don't make use of the extra flexibility provided by those 2 extra segments. I think this article should show some images of a few characters ("pound currency" and "degree symbol"[1]) that do use the extra flexibility of the 16 segment display. -- (talk) 04:11, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

other displays that happen to have 16 segments[edit]

Should we mention that some people use the term "sixteen-segment display" to indicate a display intended to display the numbers 1 to 100 -- i.e., two seven-segment digits and a two-segment "1" digit (total: 2*7+2 = 16 segments) on a single display? -- (talk) 04:11, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

16 segment display as a 3x3 grid, or bigger segment grids (with or without diagonals)? - Yura87 (talk) 23:19, 7 November 2013 (UTC)[edit]

Some 3-in-1 music systems in late 90s featured a grid display, I don't remember the size of the grid on the one I saw, nor the brand/model. The display had a diagonal-less grid that was at least 5 blocks tall and 6 or 7 blocks wide (each block being surrounded by 4 orthogonal segments).


Should we include a section on how these are driven and whether they need to be multiplexed or not? MordeKyle (talk) 20:24, 22 June 2016 (UTC)