Enter HP-GL/2 Mode Command

background image

Enter HP-GL/2 Mode Command

The Enter HP-GL/2 Mode command causes the printer to interpret
data as HP-GL/2 commands instead of PCL commands. Three new
parameters are added: one enables stand-alone plotter mode
(

?

%-1B), and the other two affect the coordinate system and pen

position when switching into HP-GL/2 (

?

%2B and

?

%3B).

?

%#B

HP-GL/2 mode remains in effect until a Start Raster command
(

?

*r#A), Reset (

?

E), UEL command (

?

%-12345X), or power-on.

In stand-alone plotter mode (

?

%–1B), only a single context can be

used (HP-GL/2 and PCL cannot be merged on the same page).

A value field of 1 or 3 sets the HP-GL/2 pen position and the label
carriage return point to the current PCL CAP. A value field of 2 or 3
transfers the current PCL dot coordinate system, including the PCL
origin and axes; the coordinate system thus established is
independent of the positions of P1 and P2.

This command cannot be executed from display functions mode or
within a binary data transfer. HP-GL/2 ignores this command.

# = –1

- Stand-alone plotter mode (single context)

0

- Use previous HP-GL/2 pen position

1

- Use current PCL CAP

2

- Use current PCL dot coordinate system and old

HP-GL/2 pen position

3

- Use PCL dot coordinate system and the current PCL

CAP

Default

= 0

Range

= –1 to 3

background image

ENWW

Printer-Specific Differences 2-87