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Re: [Groff] Driver for Panasonic KX-P1123

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] Driver for Panasonic KX-P1123
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 00:57:11 +0200 (CEST)

> It has no native mode, so I'll write a driver for the LQ-850 mode
> (you could be much more generic, because Epson provides you
> documentation for all their printers). It would be nice if you could
> select the printer from driver.


>> Within the printer driver, all you have to support basically is
>> switching to a built-in font and selecting a glyph; this is done by
>> the the `set_char' member function.  Almost everything else is
>> optional.
> Hmm, is it a good idea to implement the different fonts as
> singletons?

What exactly do you mean?  The glyphs are collected with calls to
`set_char' as singletons, but normally output in groups.  Or do you
mean something else?

> The provide you metrics descriptions (length and height) of each
> character and a hex dump of their representation in the ROM, so you
> have them dot by dot.

OK, so you have to write a small program which extracts the date from
your printer and converts it to the groff font format.


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