Virtual1403 provides several printer profiles to choose from. A profile is a combination of font, paper background, and form control. To use a profile, set the profile name in your agent config.yaml file, such as:
Note: you must use version 0.2.0 or later of the agent for the profile setting to work. Download the latest agent version here.
There are three font options, three paper background options, and the option to skip the first 5 lines on each page (typical form control from examples of output from MVS that we have seen) or print on all 66 lines.
- The "default" font is 1403 Vintage Mono from Slanted Hall.
- The "retro" font was built from scans of real 1403 printer output at the Computer History Museum. This has a very limited character set, consistent with the default "A" chain of a real 1403, but missing the "&" character.
- The "modern" font is IBM Plex Mono, and the modern profiles allow both upper- and lowercase letters.
Each font is available on green- or blue-bar paper, or plain tractor-feed paper with no background printed.
The "-noskip" version of each profile allows printing on each of the 66 printable lines on the page; profile without -noskip will skip the first 5 lines of each page so that the title line rests above the numbered page area.