Printer's font

Doug dmcgarrett at
Fri Aug 5 01:45:31 UTC 2011

On 08/04/2011 09:29 PM, H.S.Rai wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 10:52 PM, Steve Flynn<anothermindbomb at>  wrote:
>> Dot Matrix - really?
> Yes.
>> Apart from "why are you still using a dot matrix
>> printer",
> To print multiple copies with carbon.
>> this doesn't really surprise me.
> <snip>
>> If it's a dot matrix printer, you probably only have a choice of Courier,
>> Courier Italic, Courier Bold and sub/super scripts.
> If I am able to use font from printer, then even "Script" font
> (selectable from front panel) is good. I can use it from console, but
> not from GUI application. SO I need help to use printer's font from
> GUI applications.
>> Are you *really* sure it's a Dot Matrix printer?
> I am surprised on your surprise. Search Internet and you can find many
> companies are in business of Dot Matrix Printer.
Lots of businesses that need to provide receipts to customers use 
multi-layer carbon forms which are printed on dot-matrix
printers.  The only printers I have not seen in many years are the 
daisy-wheels.  (I used to have one!)  Well, I haven't seen
a Teletype machine in even longer!


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