Newsletter no. 2/2011 - 24 Nov 2011 - View others  

Dear Client,

we're pleased to announce the new Printfil 5.14 release.

What's new:

  • Added integration with the DOSBox emulator. If Printfil is running in evaluation mode, when selecting a LPT port to capture at Configuration -> Standard, Printfil detects if DOSBox is installed on the system, and, if so, it asks if you want to automatically configure it to capture the same LPT port.
    This may be particularly useful to use a DOS program on a 64 bit Windows OS without having to install and configure the Microsoft "XP Mode" or other virtualization software.
    Please find more info at
  • Added support for Epson Color escape sequences in GDI mode, and the single Ascii-14 that, on Epson capable printers, expands the font (Double Width), but just up to the end of the current line.
    To enable these new features you just have to select the Epson-Color.seq emulation in the top listbox at Configuration -> Standard -> Escape
  • In addition to the aSwIt Mono 437 font, we've added 8 new True Type PC8 fonts for Windows, to emulate different DOS Code Pages for many international languages:
    - aSwIt Mono 852 : cp852: Central Europe: Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak
    - aSwIt Mono 862 : cp862: Hebrew
    - aSwIt Mono 8859-8 : iso-8859-8: Hebrew (Latin)
    - aSwIt Mono 850 : cp850: Western Europe: Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Finland
    - aSwIt Mono 865 : cp865: Nordic languages: Danish, Norwegian
    - aSwIt Mono 861 : cp861: Icelandic
    - aSwIt Mono 860 : cp860: Portuguese
    - aSwIt Mono 863 : cp863: Canadian-French
    New Printfil installations now defaults to the fonts above if the Windows OEM Codepage does match one of them.
    For each "aSwIt Mono xxx" we've included even the "aSwIt Mono xxx ND" variant, that's different because:
    - Zeroes are non-dotted (ND = No Dots: even if it's harder recognizing Zeroes and Oh)
    - In the Ascii code 128 there's the Euro sign (€ - even if it wasn't present at the DOS age)
    Please find more info at
  • Restored backward compatibility with Windows NT 4.0. Some recent enhancements made new Printfil installations failing due to some missing standard Windows DLL on such old system. If you haven't already done it, you still have to install the latest Microsoft Service Pack 6 for Windows NT 4.0 however
  • Some other minor improvements

The upgrade is free for all the Customers who are using the 5.x version, by using the same license codes. You just need to download and install the new Printfil setup program (or leave the AutoUpdate program doing it automatically) without uninstalling the current version first.

If you are still using an old 4.3 version, purchased since 7 Nov 2005 (date of its release), you've right to the free upgrade too, but even your license codes needs to be upgraded (Printfil 5 uses different codes than Printfil 4). The AutoUpdate program will guide you through the update process and will automatically update everything that is needed. If the automatic check has been disabled, simply right-click the Printfil's trayed icon and choose "Search for updates".

If you've purchased previous 4.x licenses from 2003 to 2005, for a limited time only, you can still upgrade them to the newest version simply by purchasing Printfil Upgrade licenses at discounted prices. Don't miss this opportunity! it will expire soon!

If you've questions, comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,

Davide Guolo
aSwIt s.r.l.   -  Software solutions for legacy programs and batch files
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