Text Parsing

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Text Parsing

When 2-byte text parsing methods were introduced in HP LaserJets
(from LaserJet 4PJ on), the default text parsing method was based on
the default symbol set. For example, if a user selected Roman-8 as
the default symbol set (via the control panel or a PJL command), then
1-byte text parsing was the default method. If they selected
WINJ-DBCS as the default symbol set, Shift-JIS text parsing was the
default method.

HP LaserJet printers (from LaserJet 5 and 5M on) now base the
default text parsing method on the font type and symbol set fields in
the default font. If the default font is a 16-bit font, the default text
parsing method is set to one that matches the symbol set field. In all
other cases, the default text parsing method is set to 1-byte text
parsing.

Feature

Status

Comments

Character Text Path
Direction Command

Modified

A new algorithm decides whether or not to
counter-rotate characters when using the
vertical rotated printing mode.

Text Parsing Method
Command

Modified

The default text parsing method is based
on the font type and symbol set fields in the
default font.

Label Mode (LM)
Command

New

HP-GL/2 support for 2-byte applications.

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ENWW

Printer-Specific Differences 2-97