Tool for translating abcdefg codes (or binary or numeric codes) into 7-segment display (the name given to digital screens dedicated to numbers on alarm clocks, watches, etc.)
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A seven-segment display is a popular digit display device, using 7 dashes that can be turned on or off, usually arranged in the form of the numeral 8. Turning individual segments on or off will display different numbers, letters, and symbols.
The display consists of seven segments identified by a letter (from a to g), organized as follows: and each segment is generally associated with an LCD screen or a LED and can thus be activated / on 1 or off 0. There are a total of 128 possible combinations of display, although it is most often the combinations for the 10 digits (from 0 to 9) that are used.
It is also possible to identify them with a binary string 1 = active, 0 = inactive, starting from the end gfedcba. In this way a is 0000001 and g is 1000000
The 7-segments displays may be common cathode (CC) or common anode (CA), in this second case the 0 and 1 are switched.
In a common cathode display, these are connected to the low potential, a segment is displayed by activating it in its logical 1 position.
In a common anode display, these are connected to the high potential, so a segment is displayed by activating it in its logical 0 position.
The code consists of the letters a,b,c,d,e,f,g only, in groups of 1 to 7 letters without repetition.
For the binary variant, the codes are normally on 7 bits from 0000000 to 1111111.
The presence of a calculator, a clock or a digital watch or the characters 7SEG are clues.
There exist also 9 segment displays (with an additional 2 segment diagonal), 14 segments (with 2 diagonals and a central vertical bar) or 16 segments (identical to the 14 segments but with the top and bottom segments cut in half).
The Beghilos code uses the 7 segments with a reverse reading (backwards).
The first patents date from the beginning of the 20th century (1903, 1908, 1910) but the advent of the displays came in the 1970s.
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