Printer's font

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 08:25:51 UTC 2011


On Fri, 2011-08-05 at 02:08 -0400, Doug wrote: 
> On 08/05/2011 01:38 AM, Ric Moore wrote:
> > 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
> > http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/accession/102633569
> >
> I just looked at the pretty pictures.  I never saw anything neat like 
> that.  the TT machines I'm familiar with
> were big old hulking brutes that stood on the floor.  They used 8½" wide 
> roll paper, and iirc, they only printed
> capital letters, but I could be wrong there.  Also numbers, of course, 
> and most common punctuation. 
I collected about 4 various old timey line printers that could print a
box of paper in no time flat. They weighed a ton, too! Ah... the days of
being a computer junk collector. I think I had at least one of every
cp/m machine ever made. :) Ric

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"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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