On Sun, 2012-12-30 at 08:45 -0600, Michael B. Brutman wrote:
> The time to consider DOS compatibility is *before* you purchase the printer.
> If your printer can do some form of PCL then you are probably safe.  A 
> higher end HP laser printer should definitely understand PCL.  Old Epson 
> printer emulation and PostScript would be acceptable too - a Brother 
> laser printer that I bought 1.5 years ago does all three.
> If your printer can not do any of those then it is probably hopeless for 
> DOS.  (Nobody is writing new DOS printer drivers.)
I was given an HP c4680 all in one.  I will attempt a cludge using
WordSTAR under XP and let that OS handle the usb and see if it works.  I
have drivers for the HPIII SI already there and they worked with the
Epson Action Lazer 1500 which died last year.

Otherwise Ill look for some HP4 or HP5 Dos drivers as I remember they
came out around the time of the Epson.

Otherwise I have to retype several things.  I did have an HP1100 working
that way and I am considering buying the HP1102 W for the same reason
though that is also wireless / USB and someone said there is no way to
hook that to Parallel.

then again I have been wanting to test virtual Box so there are several
fixes to try some fancy some cludge style.


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