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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS by Richard Karsmakers

This  time,  some more questions came in by the mail.  There  are 
also  some questions without any answers,  so I hereby call  upon 
you to try to answer them!

How  must  I read in the directory of a disk from GfA  Basic  and 
put  it on a certain position on the screen,  or maybe even in  a 
string (but NOT on disk!)?
                       Stefan Colombier, Bonn, West Germany

Dear Stefan,  please refer to our GfA Basic tips & tricks article 
in this issue of ST NEWS, in which you will see a listing written 
by Paul Kolenbrander,  who found out how this is  done.  Although 
you'll  have to do some work yourself,  too,  we think this  will 
make clear the principles of the technique used!
                       Richard Karsmakers & Paul Kolenbrander


I have a Brother Twinwriter 5 (model HR-35DD) printer attached to 
my  1040 STF,  and I don't seem to be able to use the accent  egu 
(´) above any letters.  Instead,  I get a vertical  accent.  This 
character is present on the diasywheel Brougham 10, Dutch 32, but 
I cannot print it from First Word Plus.  It is located on the DEL 
space  of the IBM 8-bit code table ($7F hex).  According  to  the 
user  manual,  using ESC Z or 1B,  $5A in the hex  file,  in  the 
printer configuration file should do the job.  But it doesn't!  I 
would  very  much like to hear from someone who has  solved  this 
problem, as I would like to deliver proper texts.
                       Ir. C.P.A. van de Wouw, Grubbenvorst, NL

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