I am new to using PIC microcontrollers and electronics in general. I have been reading a tutorial on how to interface a PIC with a HD44780 compliant LCD. As I have been shopping for a LCD I have been finding it difficult to tell whether a LCD uses the HD44780 interface after reading its datasheet. The specific device in question is the C-1602A-1YN from Tinsharp. Please let me know whether this uses the interface, and where in the datasheet this information can be found.
The LCD uses (it's in the second page)
KS0066 is Samsung equivalent of Hitachi HD44780.
According to page two in the datasheet the controller is a KS66UP00CC which appears to more commonly be described as a KS0066U-00PCC. I've found quite a few references to it being HD44780 compatible for example from an Old Arduino 4-bit LCD library page under the supported devices:
Display 20x4 (KS0066U-00PCC et KS0065BPCC controllers, HD44780 code compatible)