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Printing Cursor Draw Characters and Text on an IBM Graphics Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059768D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Heath, AW [+details]

Abstract

A method is described to permit the IBM Graphics printer to print DisplayWrite cursor draw characters and text in one document. Unless special processing is performed, the output printed by the IBM Graphics printer will be wrong when Cursor Draw (characters that form a box or line intersects, i.e., code points x'BO' to x'DF' and x'F4') characters are combined with text on the same line. Further, any application should not combine cursor draw characters with a Zero Increment Carriage Return (ZICR) and then more text. The result will not have the text following the ZICR on the same vertical base line as text preceding the ZICR.