[linux-dvb] getting started with msi tv card
d.dalton at iinet.net.au
Tue Jan 27 12:07:10 CET 2009
Sorry about the delay, I was out of town for a few days.
> I seem to recall that in Australia, use is made of an MHEG
> service. I don't know if a regular teletext service is
> available -- you will see this in the results, when you have
> a tuner capable of scanning.
I look forward to finding out... :-)
> trivially converted to braille or spoken. I'm not sure about
Braille..., what format do they originate in? Is it tv signal, or some
kind of text guide or something?
> the MHEG services, as they seem to place more importance on
> the on-screen appearance, yet they do use a TrueType font.
> Anyway, while conventional teletext is not simple ASCII-like,
> it is based on a hamming of a limited character set which can
> be converted back to a standard 128- or 256-character set
> font, and of course the normal characters can be displayed as
> Now, here is an example of some of the useful information
> to be found on a full teletext service, to show that, if it
> were available to you, you might find it interesting. This
> is a page giving inter-bank exchange rates from the Euro to
> your own currency, and is meant as an example (it's in german,
> but should be trivial to understand)
> /GIP IG*** PHOENIX Mi 21.01.09 18:01:45
> PHOENIX.text 2/2
> Letzte Datenabfrage Diff. Kurs-
> 21.01.09, 18:00 Uhr Vortag zeit
> USA....... (USD) 1,2857 -0,20% 17:59
> GB........ (GBP) 0,9369 +0,94% 17:59
> Schweiz... (CHF) 1,4767 -0,13% 17:59
> Japan..... (JPY) 112,9800 -2,35% 17:59
> Kanada.... (CAD) 1,6365 +0,37% 17:59
> Südafrika. (ZAR) 13,0970 -1,05% 17:50
> Hongkong.. (HKD) 9,9990 +0,07% 17:49
Thanks, that looks interesting, so does it all depend on what service is
available here in Australia?
> However, my point is that if this type of service is broadcast
> in your area, you may find it interesting and useful, as you
> would be able to make use of the text content within.
Indeed, thanks very much.
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