generating control characters for printer
my automated script makes a perfect packing slip but when I go print with brother Print and scan in plain text it makes tiny little fonts up in the corner of the page. is there a way to generate ascii control codes in the plain text file? something like chr$(n)?
Editorial is unicode underneath, so it handles all characters fine, including control characters. The problem is entering the control character, because you can't with the standard iOS keyboards.
There are a number of (free) iOS character map apps that let you select a Unicode character and copy it, so you can paste it into editorial. The character appears in editorial as 2 or 3 tiny letters, like SOH or whatever. I have the app
CharacterMap, but I just noticed that this doesn't seem to work with iOS 8, so I'll need to replace it. Make sure the character map app you get has the ASCII control characters in it, some are just subsets.
Another approach is to find a third-party iOS 8 keyboard app that has control characters, I imagine programmers keyboards might let you type control characters directly into editorial. But I guess programmers don't use control characters much these days.
for i in xrange(1, 256): print(chr(i)), print('\n' + '-' * 20) for i in xrange(33, 0xFFFF): print(unichr(i)), if not (i - 33) % 57: print('')