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Multiple Character Set Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000053239D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Kennedy, PJ Merckel, GU [+details]

Abstract

Disclosed herein is a technique for printing different character sets using a matrix type printer. Traditionally with engraved printing it is possible to print a multiplicity of character sets by changing the printing element. However, with conventional matrix printers such as a wire matrix printer, generally only a single character set can be printed. While the character set may be extremely large so that different subsets of characters within the large set can be obtained, easy expansion of the set, once in place in the machine, is difficult.