printing signs from command line environment

Terry Klarich terry at
Sat Jul 25 15:01:06 UTC 2009

Does the printer work under windows?  Have you tried to cat a plain text file to the printer, by passing cups?

On Sat, 25 Jul 2009 02:43:29 -0400 (EDT)you write:
>When printing something like a sign, it's helpful to print in a larger 
>font than 8 point type. Do any command line tools exist to adjust the font 
>upward on a text file say created with emacs and save that so when the 
>file gets printed, the printing will come out at a larger size specified 
>by the user? I'd prefer not to mess around in gnome or at least have a 
>means to do this with the command line when gnome accessibility goes away 
>temporarily because of updates in the future. The dot matrix printer I 
>have I can't get working even with very competent sighted assistance yet. 
>It's a panasonic KXP-1123 and though we got the ppd file installed for it 
>from all the printer prints out is dollar signs and 
>question marks and long lines.  This was a new never used printer out of 
>the box recently I can get replaced easily enough but don't know if 
>there's a firmware update it needs.  It would be quicker to do firmware 
>update for it than replace it if such is the case.
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