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82162 printer escape sequences
Message #1 Posted by Hans Holzach on 8 July 2012, 8:48 a.m.

hi all,

i am trying to print bar code and special characters (setup is hp 71b/82162) but i am not successful. any help is much appreciated!

problem 1: the printer does not recognize the escape sequence for bar code printing. i tried

PRINT CHR$(27)&"z1B45"

but instead of bar code, "1B45" is printed.

problem 2: to be able to print special characters like "" i need to switch to 8-bit mode. but

PRINT CHRS(27)&"1"

(as suggested by the german printer manual) does not change anything. i am not able to print special characters. i also checked the status of the printer (SPOLL), which ramained unchanged.
what am i missing here?

thank you for your help!
hans

      
Re: 82162 printer escape sequences
Message #2 Posted by Hans Holzach on 8 July 2012, 9:43 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Hans Holzach

problems solved!

i just checked the english manual from the museum CD and noticed that there are several typos in the german issue. it omits "*" in the escape sequence for bar code printing and instead of "1" there should be CHAR$(124) in the escape sequence for the 8-bit mode. tss...

thanks, hans

      
Re: 82162 printer escape sequences
Message #3 Posted by Paul Berger (Canada) on 8 July 2012, 9:44 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Hans Holzach

According to my printed English manual the barcode sequence is ESC*znnBx1x2...xnn I entered the sequence PRINT CHR$(27)&"*z01B1B45" prints a barcode and the B45 likely because nn=1. The sequence for 8 bit more is ESC| where | is the vertical bar character CHR$(124) Print CHR$(27)&CHR$(124)&CHR$(24) prints an o with and umlaut.
Barcode printing in 8 bit mode require a different sequence PRINT CHR$(210)&CHR$(128)&"1" prints the bacode for 1.

Edited: 8 July 2012, 10:03 a.m.

            
Re: 82162 printer escape sequences
Message #4 Posted by Hans Holzach on 8 July 2012, 11:50 a.m.,
in response to message #3 by Paul Berger (Canada)

paul,

seems like we were typing at the same time. however, your comment was helpful for printing barcode in 8-bit mode, as i was a bit confused by the status messages i got using SPOLL after PRINT CHR$(210). anyway, everything works fine now!

thanks,
hans


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