Re: CBM 8032P control codes

From: Rhialto (
Date: 2001-08-04 12:48:47

On Sat 04 Aug 2001 at 13:13:08 +0300, Marko Mäkelä wrote:
> I got some paper for my 8032P printer.  The paper has 2 lines high
> horizontal reddish stripes separated by 2 lines high blank areas.
> It is a 3-fold sheet, so I can print three copies at once.  The paper
> is ideal for this printer, since the stripes are exactly as wide as
> the printing area (x*10+6 characters; I didn't count the characters
> of my "1234567890..." test pattern).
> But now the problem: How can I convince the printer to print lower-case
> characters?  I tried sending ctrl+n to the printer, but it had no effect.

A cursor-down should do it - that's at least the code for all other
Commodore printers I know.

> A related note: I got a 8-bit ISA card by National Instruments that
> implements an IEEE-488 bus.  I even found Linux drivers for it, but I
> haven't tried it out yet.  Has anyone tried to interface Commodore
> IEEE-488 peripherals (disk drives and printers) with "real" IEEE-488
> networks?  Are there any incompatibility issues?  I might try to turn my
> spare PC (48 MB of RAM, 75 MHz Pentium) into some sort of a disk server.

I recall from long ago hooking an IEEE-488 speech synthesiser to a PET.
It was sort-of working from Basic but not entirely reliable, probably
due to Commodore's extensions to the IEEE protocol. I don't recall if a
disk was connected at the same time.

> 	Marko
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