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Thread: Feature request: addition custom character set

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Posted: 2020-12-12 12:05
EDIT: typo in title. I meant "Additional" not "Addition".

First off, thanks for this wonderful site and all that Fabian has been doing for us out of his own time and money.

At the moment, I'm using the "Custom character" feature in code groups, which is essentially all characters from lesson 40 + some punctuation. I then use a different offline program to train myself on the characters that I miss during the code groups session.

My goal is to use LCWO and alternate between a fixed set of custom characters and a variable set of characters that I can change per session.

As things stand, I can see only three ways of achieving this goal:

1) Manually altering the character set in "Change CW settings" every single time (time consuming);

2) Creating a second account;

3) Using a different application.

I'd like to avoid options 2 and 3 and I wonder if Fabian could implement this change.


Posted: 2020-12-12 12:06

Posted: 2020-12-13 00:28
with the program of wa2nfn you can easily create text files that you can copy in the "convert text to cw" feature of this website.

See also usergroup 389

Posted: 2020-12-15 23:20
correct nonagenarian!

regular code groups can be done like:

mcpt -codeGroups #default 5 chars
mcpt -codeGroups -cglen=2:4 # length from2-4 char

mcpt -codeGroups -lesson=16 # just those in first 16 lessons

LCWO extra characters you need a little more specific for example:

mpct -codeGroups -cglist='ABC,.;;!()XYZ'

add -out=outfile.txt and then in Convert text to CW just use the browse button to find file outfile.txt

73 wa2nfn

of course all these options can be in a file to save typing and allow simple toggling of options

mcpt -opt=myOpt.txt

myOpt.tx would look like:



You just uncomment what you want

Posted: 2020-12-16 01:47

thanks but this is not the point. I can achieve this very easily using morse classic on Linux and a simple bash function to generate the characters I need.

My feature request was and still is for this site.

Posted: 2020-12-24 10:40
Hi oc,

I added this to my backlog of tasks! In the meantime, of course you can use several accounts, but it certainly will be nicer to have several sets available in one account.


Posted: 2020-12-24 16:11
Thanks Fabian.

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