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[APP]+[SKN][28/10 UPDATED] Yet another Calculator Skin (do-it-yourself MultiLanguage)

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22nd August 2008, 08:20 PM   |  #1  
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I know, there quite some Manila Calculator skins around. Personally I think L.Sylvain did a pretty good job, but there is always room for enhancement... !

I slightly changed the button-grid to resemble the Manila-Dialer more, but most noticeable is the rearrangement of the calculator layout. I canged the 5x5 design to a 4x6 design, so it would be more similar to the well-known "hardware" calculators.

I did resample the skin to QVGA and include it into the cab-file. So, it should install on all devices (couldnt test QVGA though, I hope it looks a bit decent )

About the files:
Use the cab file to install Spb Calculator together with these skins:
Copy the cab file to your device, navigate to it using File Explorer and double-click it.

If, for any reason, you don't want to install the cab file but just want to exchange the skin manually, you will find the artwork in the zip file.

Localization:
To localize this tiny app to your own language, edit the "calculator_eng.txt" file. Preserve the english text, but change the text after the "|" accordingly. I uploaded an example in Dutch.
DON'T CHANGE THE FILENAME! Copy the edited file to the Windows on your device.


UPDATES:

28/10:
As reported, the QVGA downsampling didn't work out as expected. I did some clean-up but I don't have the means to test it. So, the cab-file is updated, please report back the results!

24/8:
Landscape skin completed, I updated cab and zip file.

For all purist among you (like myself ):
Although I tried to make this skin as similar to the Manila Dialer as possible, I noticed that at the Landscape-skin of the Dialer the backspace-button is way out of place.
Not only being a purist but an aesthetician as well, I took the liberty to adjust this defect.
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Last edited by rondol1; 28th October 2008 at 08:11 PM. Reason: possible correction of the QVGA files
22nd August 2008, 08:47 PM   |  #2  
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looks good! thank you!
22nd August 2008, 09:03 PM   |  #3  
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Great work i just suggest (my opinion only) you to rework a little bit the symbol gfx (x /...), but hey, great job !! (i was not able to put so much color without altering functions)...

downloading and testing...
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Originally Posted by L.Sylvain

Great work i just suggest (my opinion only) you to rework a little bit the symbol gfx (x /...), but hey, great job !! (i was not able to put so much color without altering functions)...

downloading and testing...

Thanks for your advice, I have to admit I wasn't patient enough to do a detailed job on the symbols, but I still have your example for a next version...
22nd August 2008, 09:13 PM   |  #5  
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i'm not so patient too, that's why i'd post 4 version before the final, feel free to use or inspire my gfx, they are free for everyone i just made them with paint (so the tool is free too )

waiting for landscape... take your time
22nd August 2008, 09:31 PM   |  #6  
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Is this for SpbCalc?
22nd August 2008, 09:48 PM   |  #7  
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Is this for SpbCalc?

Yes it is, in fact it is the complete install-cab with adapted skin files. So there is no need to install SpbCalc seperately. It doesn't hurt if it is already installed, but you will loose the former skin.
22nd August 2008, 09:51 PM   |  #8  
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Originally Posted by L.Sylvain

i'm not so patient too, that's why i'd post 4 version before the final, feel free to use or inspire my gfx, they are free for everyone i just made them with paint (so the tool is free too )

waiting for landscape... take your time

Adjusted this portrait skin right away I am getting a bit frustrated though not being able to find a proper "1/x" character.... can somebody help me out with a ASCII code?
22nd August 2008, 10:11 PM   |  #9  
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unfortunatly can't help with ASCII, i made a custom one pixel by pixel for mine...
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Originally Posted by L.Sylvain

unfortunatly can't help with ASCII, i made a custom one pixel by pixel for mine...

That explains..... pfoei, I have to practice some patience even more...!

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