Software Simulation of Printer Hardware Half-Indexing
Original Publication Date: 1986-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Functions often used in text processing are superscript and subscript and require half line spacing. However, if the text user attempts to print a document which contains these functions on a printer that does not support hardware half-indexing (half line spacing), the superscripting and subscripting capability is lost. In the IBM System/36 Release 3 Text offering, a data transformation has been created which allows the Text user to print documents which contain superscripting and subscripting on a printer which does not support hardware half-indexing. This data transformation generates a data stream consisting of printer controls and text data. The controls belong to the SCS (SNA Character Set) family.