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Article #53 (419 is last):
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions
From: af387
Subject: 24 Pin Dot Matrix ??
Date: Sun Jul 30 09:05:19 1989


Am considering a Star Micronics 24 pin printer....
Are there any restrictions to consider for my 8-bit system?
Of course an interface is needed for conversion to parallel.

Will there be problems with word processor programs or graphics
programs? Are the drivers typically for 9 pin character fonts?
Are there differrent control codes for 24 pin vs 9 pin printers?
I am not even sure what questions to ask, so...
does anyone use 24 pin printer with an 8-bit?  Thanks.

** Answered by DOUG WOKOUN (aa384) on Fri Oct 14 00:56:13 1988 **

There should be no problem with word processors because the character
sets are store in the printer.  Programs like the Print Shop and such
will probably not support this printer.  I don't think you would have any
problems because the computer just sends ASCII code over the buses and
the printer translates it to the dot combinations.  Better to check first
with the person selling it to you, though...


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