[Coco] Re: [Color Computer] Serial Printing
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Tue Apr 5 12:14:15 EDT 2005
On Tuesday 05 April 2005 08:01, Dave wrote:
>Can any dot matrix printer (i.e. Epson, Panasonic, etc) with a
> serial interface be used are are we limited to RS serial printers
> only for the CoCo?
Most any old dmp can be used. The one fly in the ointment is the
treatment of cr's and lf's by the printer, which may require you send
a configuration esc sequence to the printer, making it automaticly
convert a simple cr to a cr lf combo.
Without the manual on the printer to tell you what that command
sequence is, its going to be a lot of trial and error. Strangely,
not even all of the radio shack rebadged printers did this right.
OTOH, I've not had any great amount of trouble useing old daisy wheels
on a coco, the ones I have Just Worked(TM). Including the fastest
daisy ever, the xerox 1650-ro. And it came with a real ascii wheel,
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