SignWriting List Forum
Date: Thu Sep 30, 1999 1:16
"Angus B. Grieve-Smith"
Subject: Re: Question About Epson Printers
On Thu, 30 Sep 1999, James Womack wrote:
> In general, modern printers do not care about what they print. If you
> have the driver for the software, it prints. If you use Windows
> 95-2000, it prints because universal or Microsoft compatible drivers
> are present.
This is true for programs written for those platforms, but
SignWriter 4.3 was written for DOS, so it has its own printer drivers
In May Cecelia Flood had trouble getting printers that worked
properly from the Albuquerque Public Schools. We went around to various
used computer stores in Albuquerque, and were able to find some old Epson
dot matrix printers for around $30 apiece, if I remember right.
I think the best thing to do is actually to load SignWriter on a
laptop and go to stores and ask to print a file as a test. Any
responsible salesperson will let you do that. You might want to have a
column-formatted file as well as a row-formatted one ready.
Angus B. Grieve-Smith
The University of New Mexico