Justification Approach for a Two Pass Printer Text Formatter
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
In text formatting for impact or other printers, the text formatter may operate via two passes: a scan pass and an output pass. During the scan pass, a line of text is preprocessed in that certain parameter values are calculated, data is reorganized, and exception conditions are detected. During the output pass, the line is transformed into printer control commands and is buffered for subsequent transmission to the printer control system.