Fonts for Dataproducts printers?
rdbrown0au at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 12:10:03 CDT 2020
In the "Dataproducts (300/600 LPM) Line Printers Maintenance Guide"
(1984) at (23Mb)
Table 1-2. 300 LPM Character Band & PROM Set Kits p. 1-10 (p. 30-31 in
Table 1-3 600 LPM .... p1-12 (p. 32-33 in PDF)
"Country/Language","Character Band Number","PROM Number"."Number of
Printable Characters","Description","Font Style","Spacing"
Band Desc Font Style
250035-019 64 Utility DPC-C
250042-022 96 Upper/Lower DPC-B/C
250045-022 96 Upper/Lower DPC-C
250088-039 96 ASCII/Modified DPC-B
"Number of Print..." is 64 or 96 ... except for an Arabic one
"Spacing in characters per inch" is always 10, except for 4, 15 pitches
"Font Style" is either DPC-B, DPC-B/C, DPC-C, DPC-15, DPC-D for Thai, Arabic
Are there fonts available for the common Font Styles (DPC-B. DPC-B/C,
The fonts for the Dataproducts (64-char) drum printers may be in that set.
It's possible that the Dataproducts laser printers may have provided the
fonts, but googling
hasn't shown anything, the Dataproducts website is on archive.org,
and my searches showed that the Computer History Museum has a printer
and a few bands.
The HP2614A Drum printer we had in 1980 was probably one of those and we
had band printers later.
I should look through my printouts ...
There's a font for the IBM 1403
"Chainprinter Regular Font" at
may be related to the IBM 1403 one too.
This assumes that fonts might be useful for OCR at some stage, or for
checking retyped data,
or for fun on SIMH.
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