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|help with printer 82162A|
Message #1 Posted by thib on 25 Jan 2000, 1:54 p.m.
I have a problem with my printer/plotter 82162A : it does not print correctly the character 124. It prints the same as character 13 instead of a vertical bar! Was anybody aware of this problem with the 82162, or is it specific to mine? I got the same result if I use "124 BLDSPEC" followed by "PRX" and "124 XTOA" followed by "PRA" and with 3 different '41... Thanks in advance for your help.
By the way, I don't have the manuals for the printer or for the HP-IL module it requires. There might be something stated for this...
|Change character set?|
Message #2 Posted by Steve on 26 Jan 2000, 6:54 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by thib
I think there's a way to change character set (I'm sure there is). If I recall correctly, the default character set does not have the certical bar, but the alternate one does.
My IR printer module uses MAPON and MAPOFF commands to do this. I recall on other HP printers the SI and SO characters (^N and ^O) were used to swap between primary and alternate character sets (but I don't think that will work on the IL printer)
Hmmmm, I do know that the MAPON and MAPOFF commands equate to escape sequences, maybe the IL printer understands those?
Have a look at this page http://www.jarno.demon.nl/ptrcodes.htm It talks about the 82240B printer, but HP are pretty good about using the same escape sequences.
I hope something works :-)
|Re: Change character set?|
Message #3 Posted by thib on 27 Jan 2000, 8:02 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Steve
Thanks a lot Steve,
I managed to get the vertical bar by the following sequence :
252 (or 253) XTOA, 124 XTOA, OUTA
and there it prints a vertical bar... seems that the 252 code which itselfs delivers the same character as "13" used as a prefix allow the printer to change the character set... it remains to be clearly explained... Thib.
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