In the printes, fonts should have

Low Res  9 pin: 72/6 = 12 pixels
Low Res 24 pin: 180/6= 30 pixels
Hi Res   9 pin: 144/6= 24 pixels
Hi Res  24 pin: 360/6= 60 pixels

This for the whole line (glyph + spacing). Can tou imagine how to 
convert your database to work with these resolutions?

Alain

Em 06-05-2011 23:33, Henrique Peron escreveu:
> Hi Eric, Mark,
>
> Ok - I have a glyph database of 8x16 chars in a single text file.
> Would that do for a start? Or the idea is to wait for someone volunteer
> on developing software to automatically convert screen fonts to the printer?
>
> Henrique
>
> Em 6/5/2011 17:09, Eric Auer escreveu:
>> Hi Mark, Henrique,
>>
>> ghostscript in general is a nice tool and there are ports for
>> DOS which work in FreeDOS or are even made for FreeDOS, I think
>> that for example Blair made one such port. Using 32 bit DOS C
>> compilers is no big problem, things still run on 16 bit DOS but
>> you will need a 386 or newer CPU. Another nice detail is that
>> ghostscript can output several printer languages, PDF and PS.
>>
>> However, the main purpose of ghostscript is to read postscript.
>> As such, it is not meant to be used as a small tool or even a
>> driver to "convert plain text into a picture of that text with
>> a given bitmap font". In fact, ghostscript would be a *very*
>> bloated software if you only want to do that ;-)
>>
>> Eric
>>
>> PS: I think 8x16 fonts or 16x16 fonts are not that bad. And it
>> is indeed true that graphics modes with a limited horizontal
>> resolution print much faster... In fact 180x180 dpi fits text
>> printing, speed and compatibility very well on ESC/P printers.
>>
>>
>>
>> ...
>>>> Last but not least - the DOS drivers you pointed us to refer to
>>>> 32-bit DOS.
>>> Ah, I didn't catch that.  You could find an older 16-bit GhostScript,
>>> but it doesn't sound like scalable fonts are your current goal.
>>
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