• Subject: Re: tn5250 0.15.7 problem?
  • From: mmadore <mmadore@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 19:31:05 -0800 (PST)


> > Normally, you want to use "scs2ascii | lpr".  Otherwise the scs control
> > characters will be embedded in the print stream, and unless you have a
> > printer that understands scs, you will not get the correct results.
> Well, we did try the aforementioned command, but when we would try to print a 
> column report, we would have to manually change the printer to compressed 
> By using the -T switch and specifying (sp?) an *EPLX810, then we didn't have 
> worry about manually changing to compress mode, as the command would 
> by the host. Of course, we still got embedded spaces throughout the report, 
> some columns wouldn't align properly. We reproduced the same report, in case 
> was a fluke happening, with the same results.

You actually need to do both.  Even if you specify *EPLX810, the AS/400
will still embed SCS control characters in the print stream.  The
scs2ascii command will remove these characters and leave the commands for
the EPSON printer intact.  Here is the command (This is using the new
print daemon in CVS):

lp5250d -s MMPRN01 -T "*EPLX810" -P "scs2ascii | lpr" <host>

If you still do not get the result you want, you may need to create your
own workstation customization object.  This allows you to change things
like fonts and letter quality vs. draft.  Let me know if you need more


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