[PythonCAD] Communications - etc. - HPGL

Art Haas ahaas at airmail.net
Fri Dec 5 17:19:27 EST 2003

On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 07:37:20PM -0500, phrostie wrote:
> there are a number of cad apps for linux that claim hpgl output.  i have tried 
> a number of them with my HP7550 and CalComp1024.  they all fail to plot.
> there is an initailization string that has to proceed the HPGL code.  i 
> suspect that is is where the problem lies.  older ploters like mine require 
> this.  i know many people have MUCH newer plotters and so this is not a 
> problem, but if it is possible could this be added?

When printing code starts taking shape then there will be some idea as
to how easy or difficult it is to support HPGL printers. I have _zero_
experience in writing HPGL code, so I don't know what will be involved.


Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities
the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind.

-Thomas Jefferson to James Smith, 1822

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