That Watford ROM

By Terry Monaghan

Originally published in EUG #03

A recent request in The Micro User was from an Electron owner who wanted to know if Watford Electronics' View Printer Driver ROM was compatible with the Electron. I have wondered about this for some time, and having made mine a 64K Electron and added a printer, I decided to take a chance.

The ROM fits nicely into my AP6 ROM Board and I can now get underlined and bold printing on my Panasonic KX-P1624. Twenty nine pounds was a lot to pay for that small benefit, I hear you say, but I think I can get a lot more out of it than that.

The problem is that the manual is not very clear and is going to take some deciphering. Suffice to say that I am going to leave it alone for a while as I want to understand my new printer first. Besides, I have only just managed to get the printer to print a £ (pound) sign and the VPD ROM only makes a HASH (#) of it.

G. S. German

I wish the heap I'm using could print a pound sign! Please keep us posted on your progress with the VIEW PRINTER DRIVER ROM and thanks for the info you supplied for the printer survey etc too!

Will Watts