Printer's font

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 05:38:41 UTC 2011


On Thu, 2011-08-04 at 21:45 -0400, Doug wrote: 
> On 08/04/2011 09:29 PM, H.S.Rai wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 10:52 PM, Steve Flynn<anothermindbomb at gmail.com>  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.
> >
> > http://www.google.com/search?q=buy+dot+matrix+printer&hl=en&safe=off&client=ubuntu&hs=j&channel=fs&prmd=ivns&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=Qkc7TtLFG4T5rQfEppAe&ved=0CEUQrQQ
> >
> 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!

My first printer, a teletype 43
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