I want to know the "internal parts of an LCD"... but I can't find any from the results.

https://youtu.be/dZZynJLmTn8?t=2m40s @2:40s

"....according to the ASCII"

does that mean ASCII is stored somewhere in the LCD (e.g. ASCII stored in EEPROM) ?

  • \$\begingroup\$ do you know what ASCII means? \$\endgroup\$ – jsotola Jul 23 '18 at 4:48

Most displays of this type use the Hitachi HD44780 LCD controller, or something compatible. The HD44780 stores characters graphics in a 9920-bit mask ROM. (This appears near the bottom of the block diagram on page 3 of the datasheet.)

Some HD44780-compatible graphical LCDs (often sold as the "12864") will read a character table from an EEPROM attached to the back of the LCD. This is necessary because these LCDs support a Chinese font which is too large to store in mask ROM. I've been unable to find an English datasheet for the controller(s?) used on these displays, though.

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