Old MS-DOS & WIN Software
trixter at oldskool.org
Mon Dec 12 20:06:59 CST 2005
>> He wasn't talking about document creation, he was talking about
>> printing, for which he is right on the money. If you used Word
>> Perfect 5 for DOS, you were limited to the fonts your printer
>> supported. If you used Geoworks, or Ghostscript (I used a retail
>> package called "GOSCRIPT"), or Win 3.1, you could use any font you
>> want and the print subsystem would just rasterize it as graphics.
> But then we have TEX created under a unix system for real work.
That's a bit elitist. Some of us weren't that lucky.
> GUI's are not the way to print out stuff.
GUI is irrelevant. When I was limited to a single font and 80-char/66-line
output -- on a device capable of 200 DPI output -- I tore my hair out. It's
not my fault the only decent low-cost print systems were attached to a GUI.
Jim Leonard (trixter at oldskool.org) http://www.oldskool.org/
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