So, it went more quickly than I would have thought. I have a first version of my RasPi RSS reader completed. The program allows the display of current RSS news feeds on a HD44780 display, which is connected to the GPIO pins of a Raspberry Pi.
My python script has been the following:
It can any number of RSS feeds are displayed. Specifically, only the titles of feeds. Display the text present in the feed would technically not be a problem, but a bit too much for the small screen.
It works with all HD44780 displays.
It brings together the most important settings for displaying the feeds (display time of display content, maximum number of records to show per feed, the ability to display only feeds the current day; separate words at the end of a line or move to the next line, the time interval until the feed reloads should be).
Correction of the major accents (my display can show the most umlauts do not and those that do exist are hidden in a different location of the character set).
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