PRO173 SIXELPRINT Version: 2.22, July 1987
Submitted by: Digital Equipment Corporation
Operating System: P/OS V3.1 Source Language: PASCAL Memory Required:
512KB Hardware Required: LA50, LA75, LA100, LA210 OR LN03 printer
Keywords: Graphics, Text Formatting
Abstract: SIXELPRINT and FONTEDIT are two applications which make up a
publishing package for flyers, slides, front pages or even
SIXELPRINT formats text for output to any printer capable of
handling sixel data. The input text is supplied by a file
which you may create using your favorite editor. SIXELPRINT
uses fonts supplied with the application or generated by
FONTEDIT, and creates a sixel file (SPRINT.SIX) containing the
sequences which draw those characters on the printer.
SIXELPRINT also knows how to do text justification, center,
indent, underline and other document formatting operations.
FONTEDIT is a special-purpose editor, used to create and
edit font files which will be used by SIXELPRINT. It allows
the user to work with the way characters look and takes care
of the encoding of the font in the language that printers
understand, transparently to the user.
The package includes seventeen ASCII fonts, three multinational
fonts, two numeric only fonts, two fancy fonts, a Digital
Equipment Corporation Logo font and a chess font. The fonts
come in sizes of 12, 18, and 24 points (72 points = 1 inch).
Restrictions: Operating System P/OS V3.0 or later is required.
Media (Service Charge Code): User's Manual (EA), Two RX50 Diskettes
(JB) Format: FILES-11
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