Quietwriter Font Cartridge Handling
Original Publication Date: 1986-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
An arrangement is described which allows an application access to the printing of all available characters with the two cartridges in the Quietwriter* printer. The Quietwriter printer can have two font cartridges loaded concurrently with different typestyles, pitches, and code pages. Through a description of the type of cartridges in a configuration file, the printer can map from a set of unique code pages, P0, P1, and P2, to the Quietwriter cartridges in IBM standard code pages 437, 256, 257, 258, 259, 330, and 500. This is accomplished by matching the requested pitch to a cartridge, and then determining if the requested character is on that cartridge. If so, print it using the cartridge mapping table. If not, the other cartridge is tried for a match.