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Poking around in the firmware and I'm stuck.

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Tried StackOverflow (good luck getting noticed in that avalanche of questions...) and another forum without luck so now I'm here.

Basically I'm trying to modify lcd_lib_draw_stringP and since I've never touched Arduino code before I'm flailing around in the dark even more than usual. The problem is that a variable doesn't seem to hold the value I'm expecting even though printing it out on the screen suggests it does... :)

The array I'm trying to get data from:

 


static const uint16_t f_04b036ptDescriptors[95][3] PROGMEM =
{
{2, 7, 0}, //
{1, 7, 2}, // !
{3, 7, 3}, // "
etc

Snippet of the function:

 


void lcd_lib_draw_small_stringP(uint8_t x, uint8_t y, const char* pstr)
{
uint16_t offset;
uint8_t index;
for(char c = pgm_read_byte(pstr); c; c = pgm_read_byte(++pstr))
{
index = c - ' ';
offset = f_04b036ptDescriptors[index][2];

How I'm calling it:

 


lcd_lib_draw_small_stringP(15, 10, PSTR("M"));

Now, the trouble I'm having is with the c variable. If I print it out on the screen using the helper function int_to_string I get the expected result (77 for 'M'). index also shows the expected value after subtracting ' ' if I print it out (45). However, I can't seem to use index to get the correct item from the array into offset. I get back "weird" values like -8467 instead of the expected 1-300 range.

If I set index = 45 and/or set c = 'M' manually inside the function everything works just fine.

What am I missing?

 

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offset = f_04b036ptDescriptors[index][2];

That's not valid for accessing program memory. You have to use the pgm_read_word() function like this:

 


offset = (uint16_t)pgm_read_word(&f_04b036ptDescriptors[index][2]);

Or alternatively you should be able to do (but above syntax better and I may have the ptr math all wrong here):

 


offset = (uint16_t)pgm_read_word(f_04b036ptDescriptors+index*3+2);

 

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