HP-GL Reference Guide
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 This "HP-GL Reference Guide" is described only within the HP-GL command and parameter which are often used. The HP-GL sample has carried the result displayed by PloView.

Table of contents
1. Grammar of HP-GL Command
2. Coordinate System
 -Plotter coordinate system
 -User coordinate system
3. Setup of Plotter
 -IN(Initialize)
 -DF(Defalt)
 -IP(Input P1 and P2)
 -SC(Scale)
4. Basic Plot Command
 -SP(Select Pen)
 -PU(Pen Up)
 -PD(Pen Down)
 -PA(Plot Absolute)
 -PR(Plot Relative)
 -LT(Line Type)
5. Plot of Circle, Arc, and Polygon
 -CT(Chord Tolerance)
 -CI(Circle)
 -AA(Arc Absolute)
 -AR(Arc Relative)
 -FT(Fill Type)
 -PT(Pen Thickness)
 -WG(Fill Wedge)
 -EW(Edge Wedge)
 -RA(Fill Absolute)
 -EA(Edge Rectangle Absolute)
 -RR(Fill Rectangle Relative)
 -ER(Edge Rectangle Relative)
 -PM(Polygon Mode)
 -EP(Edge Polygon)
 -FP(Fill Polygon)
6. Character Plot Command
 -LB(Label)
 -DT(Define Terminator)
 -SI(Absolute Character Size)
 -SR(Relative Character Size)
 -SU(User Unit Character Size)
 -SL(Character Slant)
 -DI(Absolute Direction)
 -DR(Relative Direction)
 -DU(User Unit Direction)
 -DV(Vertical Label Direction)
 -LO(Label origin)
 -CP(Character Plot)
 -ES(Extra Space)
 -BL(Buffer Label)
 -PB(Print Bufferd Label)
 -CS(Designate Standard Character Set)
 -CA(Designate Alternate Character Set)
 -SS(Select Standard Character set)
 -SA(Select Alternate Character Set)
7. Change of Plot Area
 -IW(Input window)
 -RO(Rotate Coodinate System)
8. Plotter Control
 -PG(Page)
 -AF(Advance Full Page)
 -NR(Not Ready)
 -PS(Paper Soze)
9. Contact us

1. Grammar of HP-GL Command


 The command of HP-GL consists of the command section of the alphabet of two characters, the parameter section, and the terminator section, as shown below. To use plural parameters for the next of the command section, it is necessary to divide each parameter with a separator.

Example :PA5000,1000;
  (command)    PA
  (parameter)  5000
  (separator)  ,
  (parameter)  1000
  (terminator) ;

 The default separator is comma and the default terminator is semicolon. In addition, the terminator of LB and BL command is end-off text code ETX. That is, it is 3 in an ASCII code decimal number.
 Space, C/R, and L/F code are ignored except the label under LB and BL command.
 The parameter which came out by the last command is remembered, and forward parameter will be used if parameter is omitted.

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2. Coordinate System


 Coordinate systems is 2-dimensional XY rectangular coordinate.

-Plotter coordinate system
 XY unit of minimum plotter movement is 0.025mm. This is made into one unit and indicated integrally. The possible range of drawing changes with plotter kinds.

-User coordinate system
 Coordinates can be specified by user system of coordinates by setting up beforehand scale and origin which are converted into plotter system of coordinates from user system of coordinates combining IP command and SC command. If this setup is not carried out, plotter system of coordinates will be used. In addition to integer, X and Y of user system of coordinates can use real number.

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3. Setup of Plotter


-IN(Initialize)
 Plotter is changed into initial state.
   IN;

-DF(Defalt)
 Plotter is turned into normal condition.
   DF;
 DF command does not affect the next state. In addition, the next state also changes IN command into initial state.
   Position of P1 and P2
   The present pen, its position, up/down

-IP(Input P1 and P2)
 It is used together with SC command which is explained by the following clause and which sets up scale and origin position of system of coordinates. Scaling points P1(p1x, p1y) and P2(p2x, p2y) are set up.
   IP p1x,p1y,p2x,p2y;
 P1(p1x, p1y) and P2(p2x, p2y) are plotter coordinates.
 IP; It returns to P1 and P2 of different initial state for each plotter kind.

-SC(Scale)
 To scaling points P1(p1x, p1y) and P2(p2x, p2y) set up by IP command of preceding clause, position of user coordinates is assigned and it changes to user system of coordinates.
   SC xmin,xmax,ymin,ymax;
 (xmin, ymin) of user coordinates are to P1 (p1x, p1y) of plotter coordinates,
 (xmax, ymax) of user coordinates assign P2 (p2x, p2y) of plotter coordinates.
 The next command is used for returning to plotter system of coordinates from user system of coordinates.
   SC;

Example 1: left figure
 User system of coordinates (X: 0..100, Y:0..100) are assigned to plotter system of coordinates (X: 0..4000, Y:0..4000). User system of coordinates become the same unit as mm.

Example 2: right figure
 User system of coordinates (X:-75..300, Y:-75..225) are assigned to plotter system of coordinates (X:-6000..24000, Y:-6000..18000). User system of coordinates become twice mm.



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4. Basic Plot Command


-SP(Select Pen)
 Pen is selected. Although the range of pen number changes with plotter kinds, it is 0..255 at the maximum.
   SP PenNumber;
 SP0; It store pen which plotter has in pen plotter.

-PU(Pen Up)
 Pen is raised.
   PU;
 Pen is raised and, next, it moves to position of coordinates (x, y). In addition, absolute coordinate (PA command) or relative coordinate (PR command) by which coordinates were used before is used. Initial value is absolute coordinate.
   PU x,y(,x,y...);
 If plural(x, y) are continued, it will move to those positions at the order.

-PD(Pen Down)
 Pen is lowered.
   PD;
 Pen is lowered and, next, it moves to position of coordinates (x, y). In addition, absolute coordinate (PA command) or relative coordinate (PR command) by which coordinates were used before is used. Initial value is absolute coordinate.
   PD x,y(,x,y...);
 If plural(x, y) are continued, it will move to those positions at the order.

-PA(Plot Absolute)
 Pen is moved to position of absolute coordinate (x, y).
   PA x,y(,x,y...);
 If plural(x, y) are continued, it will move to those positions at the order.

SamplePA.hgl: Draw rectangle.
IN;IP0,0,4000,4000;SC0,100,0,100;
SP1;
PA0,0;
PD;
PA100,0;
PA100,100;
PA0,100;
PA0,0;
PU;



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-PR(Plot Relative)
 Pen is moved to position of relative coordinate (x, y) from position which is now.
   PR x,y(,x,y...);
 If plural(x, y) are continued, it will move to those positions at the order.

SamplePR.hgl: Draw rectangle.
IN;IP0,0,4000,4000;SC0,100,0,100;
SP1;
PA0,0;
PD;
PR100,0;
PR0,100;
PR-100,0;
PR0,-100;
PU;



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-LT(Line Type)
 Kind of line used by drawing of straight line, circle, arc, and rectangle is set up.
   LT PatternNumber(,PatternLength);
 Kind of line of standard to pattern number is as follows.
   0 Point is plotted at specifying point
   1 Dotted line of point
   2 Short dotted line
   3 Long dotted line
   4 Short dashed line
   5 Long dashed line
   6 Two-point phantom line
 Pattern length specifies the length of one pattern by the percentage of the distance between scaling point P1 and P2.
 It will become 4% if there is no designation.

SampleLT.hgl: Draw the line segment of the pattern numbers 1-6.
IN;IP0,0,4000,4000;SC0,100,0,100;SP1;
PU0,0;PD100,0;
LT0,4;PU0,5;PD100,5;
LT1,4;PU0,10;PD100,10;
LT2,4;PU0,15;PD100,15;
LT3,4;PU0,20;PD100,20;
LT4,4;PU0,25;PD100,25;
LT5,4;PU0,30;PD100,30;
LT6,5;PU0,35;PD100,35;



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5. Plot of Circle, Arc, and Polygon


-CT(Chord Tolerance)
 It is selected whether parameter of resolution of CI, AA, AR, WG, and EW command is set to chord angle (unit: degree), or it is made chord height (unit: dimension of the present coordinate system). Circle and arc are approximated to polygon and plotted. Angle of parameter means angle to polygonal central point of one side. Moreover, chord height means distance from edge of true circle to one side of polygon. Although such a beautiful circle that parameter of resolution is small and arc are plotted, plot comes to take time.
   CT n;
 When n is 0, it is set as angle. When n is 1, it is set as chord height. Initial value is 0.

     

-CI(Circle)
 Circle is plotted by specified radius (dimension of the present coordinate system) and resolution centering on position of the present pen. In CI command, PD command is unnecessary. Pen up / down after CI command will be in state before CI command. It will become five angles if resolution is omitted.
   CI Radius (,resolution);

SampleCTCI.hglF
IN;IP0,0,4000,4000;SC0,100,0,100;SP1;
CT0;
PA10,10;
CI10;
PA40,10;
CI10,30;
PA70,10;
CI10,45;
CT1;
PA10,40;
CI10,0.5;
PA40,40;
CI10,1.0;
PA70,40;
CI10,1.5;



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-AA(Arc Absolute)
 Point (xc, yc) given by absolute coordinate is made into central point, and position of the present pen is made into starting point, and it plots by central angle (unit: degree) and resolution which were specified with parameter. It will become five angles if resolution is omitted.
   AA xc, yc, CentralAngle (,Resolution);

SampleAA.hgl:
IN;IP0,0,4000,4000;SC0,100,0,100;SP1;
CT1;
PU;PA5,0;PD;
AA5,5,-180,0.1;
PA15,10;
AA15,5,-180,0.4;
PA5,0;



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-AR(Arc Relative)
 Point (xc, yc) given by relative coordinate is made into central point, and position of the present pen is made into starting point, and it plots by central angle (unit: degree) and resolution which were specified with parameter. It will become five angles if resolution is omitted.
   AR xc, yc, CentralAngle (,Resolution);

SampleAR.hgl:
IN;IP0,0,4000,4000;SC0,100,0,100;SP1;
CT0;
PU;PA5,0;PD;
AR0,5,-180;
PR10,0;
AR0,-5,-180,30;
PR-10,0;



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-FT(Fill Type)
 It is used together with FP, RA, RR, and WG command, and model of shading (painting out and hatching) is specified.
   FT (model (,space (,angle)));
 Model is as follows. Initial value is 1.

1 Painting out interactive at space specified by PT command (FT command interval and angle are ignored)
2 It is painting out (FT command space and angle are ignored) of the single direction at space specified by PT command.
3 Hatching which is the single direction at space and angle which were specified by FT command
4 It is crossing hatching at space and angle which were specified by FT command.

 Space is distance between parallel lines of hatching, and is the present coordinate system. Initial value is 1% of distance between P1 and P2.
 Angle indicates unit with angle of hatching with degree. Initial value is 0 degree.

-PT(Pen Thickness)
 It is used together with FP, FT, RR, RA, and WG command, and space (unit mm) of painting out is specified between 0.1 and 5.0 in accordance with thickness of pen. Initial value is 0.3mm.
   PT PaintingOutSpace;

-WG(Fill Wedge)
 It is used with FT and PT command and shading of the inside of Wedge which becomes settled by radius, starting point angle (unit: degree), and resolution centering on the present position is carried out.
   WG Radius, StartingAngle, CentralAngle (,Resolution);

SampleWG.hgl;
IN;IP0,0,4000,4000;SC0,100,0,100;SP1;
PU;PA50,50;
FT3,5;
WG50,90,180;
SP2;FT4,5,45;
WG50,270,60;
SP3;FT1;
WG50,330,120;



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-EW(Edge Wedge)
 Wedge which becomes settled by radius, starting point angle (unit: degree), and resolution centering on the present position is plotted.
   EW Radius, StartingAngle, CentralAngle (,Resolution);

SampleWGEW.hgl;
IN;IP0,0,4000,4000;SC0,100,0,100;SP1;
PU;PA50,50;
FT3,5;
WG50,90,180;
SP2;FT4,5,45;
WG50,270,60;
SP3;FT1;
WG50,330,120;
SP4;
EW50,90,180;
EW50,270,60;
EW50,330,120;



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-RA(Fill Rectangle Absolute)
 It is used with FT and PT command and shading of the inside of rectangle which makes diagonal point coordinates (x, y) specified the present position and here is carried out.  Pen position after command and pen up / down state will be in state before command.
   RA x,y;

SampleRA.hgl:
IN;IP0,0,4000,4000;SC0,100,0,100;SP1;
PU;PA0,0;
FT1;
RA40,40;
SP2;
FT3,4;
PA60,0;
RA100,40;
SP3;
FT4,4,45;
PA0,60;
RA40,100;
SP4;
FT2;
PA60,60;
RA100,100;



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-EA(Edge Rectangle Absolute)
 Rectangle which makes diagonal coordinates (x, y) specified the present position and here is plotted. Pen position after command and pen up / down state will be in state before command.
   EA x,y;

SampleRAEA.hgl:
IN;IP0,0,4000,4000;SC0,100,0,100;SP1;
PU;PA0,0;
FT1;
RA40,40;
SP2;
FT3,4;
PA60,0;
RA100,40;
SP3;
FT4,4,45;
PA0,60;
RA40,100;
SP4;
FT2;
PA60,60;
RA100,100;
SP5;
PA0,0;
EA40,40;
PA60,0;
EA100,40;
PA0,60;
EA40,100;
PA60,60;
EA100,100;



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-RR(Fill Rectangle Relative)
 It is used with FT and PT command and shading of the inside of rectangle which makes diagonal point relative coordinate (x, y) from the present position and there is carried out. Pen position after command and pen up / down state will be in state before command.
   RR x,y;

-ER(Edge Rectangle Relative)
 Rectangle which makes diagonal relative coordinate (x, y) from the present position and the present position is plotted. Pen position after command and pen up / down state will be in state before command.
   ER x,y;

SampleRRER.hgl:
IN;IP0,0,4000,4000;SC0,100,0,100;SP1;
PU;PA0,0;
FT1;
RR40,40;
SP2;
FT3,4;
PA60,0;
RR40,40;
SP3;
FT4,4,45;
PA0,60;
RR40,40;
SP4;
FT2;
PA60,60;
RR40,40;
SP5;
PA0,0;
ER40,40;
PA60,0;
ER40,40;
PA0,60;
ER40,40;
PA60,60;
ER40,40;



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-PM(Polygon Mode)
 It is made polygon definition mode. PM command is used with PA/PR, PU/PD, AA/AR, CI, and CT command, and can define polygon. Defined polygon is memorized by polygon buffer. EP and FP command are used for plotting defined polygon. Two or more polygons can be defined. When polygon is in polygon, if shading is carried out by FP command, (painting)/(no painting) will be repeated by turns from outside inclusive relation.
   PM n;
 n is as follows.
   0 Polygon buffer is cleared and it is made polygon definition mode.
   1 Polygon under definition is closed.
   2 Polygon under definition is closed and polygon definition mode is canceled.

 Usage :
  PM0; Polygon buffer is cleared and it is made polygon definition mode.
  Polygon is defined using PA/PR/PU/PD/AA/AR/CI/CT command two or more.
  PM1; The 1st polygon is closed.
  Polygon is defined using PA/PR/PU/PD/AA/AR/CI/CT command two or more.
  PM1; The 2nd polygon is closed.
  ..... repeat
  Polygon is defined using PA/PR/PU/PD/AA/AR/CI/CT command two or more.
  PM2; The last polygon is closed and polygon mode is canceled.
  FP;EP; Polygonal shading and polygonal perimeter are plotted.

-EP(Edge Polygon)
 Perimeter of polygon defined as polygon buffer by PM, PA/PR, PU/PD, AA/AR, CI, and CT command is plotted. Pen position after command and pen up / down state will be in state before command.
   EP;

-FP(Fill Polygon)
 Shading of the inside of polygon defined as polygon buffer by PM, PA/PR, PU/PD, AA/AR, CI, and CT command is carried out. Pen position after command and pen up / down state will be in state before command.
   FP;

SamplePMEPFP.hgl:
IN;IP0,0,4000,4000;SC0,100,0,100;SP1;
PU;PA25,0;
PM0;PD;
AA25,25,-180;
PA75,50;
AA75,25,-180;
PA25,0;
PM1;
PU;PA25,25;
CI10;
PM1;
PU;PA65,15;PD;
PR0,20,20,0,0,-20,-20,0;PU;
PM2;
FT3,2,45;
FP;EP;



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6. Character Plot Command


-LB(Label)
 Character is plotted by set-up character set. It is possible to put carriage return (C/R) and line feed (L/F) into character string. Pen position after plot of character is moved to origin of the next character string.
   LB<CharacterString>ETX
 ETX is end-off text cord and is 3 in ASCII code decimal number. It is changeable into another cord by DT command.
 If below-mentioned CS and CA command define 101, 2 bytes of JIS code Japanese can be used for character string of LB command.

-DT(Define Terminator)
 Character of label terminator is changed by LB and BL command.
   DT<Character>(,Mode);
 There is no modal parameter in HP-GL. It is in HP-GL/2. It prints, when mode is 0 and label terminator is print character. It does not print, even if it is print character, when mode is 1. Initial value of HP-GL/2 is mode 1. HP-GL is always the same as mode 0.
 Next is used for returning to ETX (End Of Text Code) of initial value.
   DT;

-SI(Absolute Character Size)
 Unit of character width and height is specified in cm. Initial values is 0.285cm width and 0.375cm height.
   SI CharacterWidth, CharacterHeight;
 SI; Width and height are returned to initial value.

SampleLBSI.hgl:
IN;IP0,0,4000,4000;SC0,100,0,100;SP1;
PU;PA0,0;
DT$,0;
SI0.5,0.8;
LBW0.5cm,H0.8cm$



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-SR(Relative Character Size)
 Character width is specified by percentage of X distance between scaling point P1 and P2.  Character height is specified by percentage of Y distance between P1 and P2.
   SI CharacterWidth, CharacterHeight;

-SU(User Unit Character Size)
 Character width and height are specified in unit of user coordinate system.
   SU CharacterWidth, CharacterHeight;

-SL(Character Slant)
 Slant from vertical line of character is specified by tangent(theta).
   SL Tangent;
 SL; Slant is eliminated.

SampleLBSL.hgl:
IN;IP0,0,4000,4000;SC0,100,0,100;SP1;
PU;PA0,0;
DT$;
SL0.5;LBSL0.5$
PA0,5;SL-0.5;LBSL-0.5$
PA0,10;SL;LBSL$



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-DI(Absolute Direction)
 Angle of character string is specified by run (horizontal distance of slant), and rise (vertical distance of slant).
   DI run,rise;
 DI; or DI1, 0; make angle 0 degree.
 DI1,1; Angle is made into 45 degrees.
 DI0,1; Angle is made into 90 degrees.
 DI-1,0; Angle is made into 180 degrees.

SampleLBDI.hgl:
IN;IP0,0,4000,4000;SC0,100,0,100;SP1;
PU;PA50,50;
DT$;
DI1,1;LB____DI1,1$
PA50,50;DI0,1;LB____DI0,1$
PA50,50;DI-1,0;LB____DI-1,0$
PA50,50;DI-1,-1;LB____DI-1,-1$
PA50,50;DI0,-1;LB____DI0,-1$
PA50,50;DI;LB____DI$



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-DR(Relative Direction)
 Angle of character string is specified by run (it is percentage of X distance of scaling points P1 and P2 about horizontal distance of slant), and rise (it is percentage of Y distance of scaling points P1 and P2 about vertical distance of slant).
   DR run,rise;
 DR; Make angle 0 degree.

-DU(User Unit Direction)
 Angle of character string is specified by run (it is unit of user coordinate system about horizontal distance of slant), and rise (it is unit of user coordinate system about vertical distance of slant).
   DU run,rise;
 DU; Make angle 0 degree.

-DV(Vertical Label Direction)
 Character is changed to lateral writing and vertical writing.
   DV n;
 If n is 0, it will become standard lateral writing. It will become vertical writing if n is 1.

SampleLBDV.hgl:
IN;IP0,0,4000,4000;SC0,100,0,100;SP1;
PU;PA50,50;
DT$;
DV1;LB____DV1$
PA50,50;DV;LB____DV$



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-LO(Label origin)
 Position which plots character to position of the present pen is specified.
   LO LocationNumber;
 Relation between location number and position of the present pen to character is as follows.
       Left Inside Right
 Above   3     6     9
 Inside  2     5     8
 Below   1     4     7

 If 10 is added to the above-mentioned location number, positions except "Inside Inside" will offset on the outside of character. The amount of offset is 1/2 of character width and 1/2 of character height which were set up by SI or SR command.

SampleLBLO.hgl:
IN;IP0,0,4000,4000;SC0,100,0,100;SP1;
PU;PA0,0;PD50,0;
PU;PA0,8;PD50,8;
PU;PA0,16;PD50,16;
PU;PA0,0;PD0,16;
PU;PA25,0;PD25,16;
PU;PA50,0;PD50,16;
PU;SP2;
DT$;SI0.23,0.32;
PA0,0;LO1;LBLO1$
PA0,8;LO2;LBLO2$
PA0,16;LO3;LBLO3$
PA25,0;LO4;LBLO4$
PA25,8;LO5;LBLO5$
PA25,16;LO6;LBLO6$
PA50,0;LO7;LBLO7$
PA50,8;LO8;LBLO8$
PA50,16;LO9;LBLO9$
SP1;
PU;PA0,24;PD50,24;
PU;PA0,32;PD50,32;
PU;PA0,40;PD50,40;
PU;PA0,24;PD0,40;
PU;PA25,24;PD25,40;
PU;PA50,24;PD50,40;
PU;SP2;
PA0,24;LO11;LBLO11$
PA0,32;LO12;LBLO12$
PA0,40;LO13;LBLO13$
PA25,24;LO14;LBLO14$
PA25,32;LO15;LBLO15$
PA25,40;LO16;LBLO16$
PA50,24;LO17;LBLO17$
PA50,32;LO18;LBLO18$
PA50,40;LO19;LBLO19$



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-CP(Character Plot)
 Only the number of characters specified as horizontal direction and lengthwise direction moves pen. In the case of horizontal direction, it moves to right in case of plus, and it moves to left in case of minus. In the case of lengthwise direction, it moves upwards in case of plus, and it moves downward in case of minus.
   CP NumberOfHorizontalCharacters, NumberOfLengthwiseCharacters;
 CP; Operation of carriage return and line feed is performed.

SampleLBCP.hgl:
IN;IP0,0,4000,4000;SC0,100,0,100;SP1;
PU;PA0,50;PD50,50;
DT$;SP2;
PU;PA0,50;CP2,0.3;LBPA0,50;CP2,0.3$
PA50,50;CP-2,-1;LBPA50,50;CP-2,-1$



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-ES(Extra Space)
 Character gap of character and line spacing are adjusted. Character gap and line spacing are ratios which made width and height of NCP cell to 1. NCP cell is what appointed standard space of one character, and the size is twice the height of English uppercase character, and is 1.5 times the width. 0 is standard, positive value extends space from standard and negative value is narrowed from standard.
   ES CharacterGap(,LineSpacing);
 ES; is the same as ES0,0; and is set as standard space.

SampleLBES.hgl:
IN;IP0,0,4000,4000;SC0,100,0,100;SP1;
PU;PA0,10;
DT$;
ES0.2,0.2;
LBES0.2,0.2
AAAAAAAAAAA$
PA0,50;
ES-0.2,-0.2;
LBES-0.2,-0.2
AAAAAAAAAAA$
PA0,30;
ES;
LBES0,0
AAAAAAAAAAA$



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-BL(Buffer Label)
 Character string of a maximum of 150 characters for labels is stored in label buffer. Control codes, such as carriage return and line feed, can be included. Character string stored in buffer can be plotted many times by PB command.
   BLCharacterString<ETX>
 ETX is end-off text cord and is 3 in ASCII code decimal number. It is changeable into another cord by DT command.
 BL; LB; Buffer is cleared.
 Buffer will be rewritten if new BL command comes.

-PB(Print Bufferd Label)
 The present position is made into lower left and character string of label buffer is plotted. Position of LO command is ignored.
PB;

SamplePBBL.hgl:
IN;IP0,0,4000,4000;SC0,100,0,100;SP1;
PU;PA0,10;PD60,10;PU;
DT$;
BLABCDEFG 012345
abcdefg 67890$
PA0,10;PB;



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-CS(Designate Standard Character Set)
 Character set is specified as standard letters set.
   CS CharacterSetNumber;
 Character set number is as follows.
    8   1 byte (half width) of katakana
  101   Kanji of JIS code
 When others are specified, it is single byte character of ASCII.
 CS; is the same as CS0;

-CA(Designate Alternate Character Set)
 Character set is specified as auxiliary character set.
   CA CharacterSetNumber;
 Character set number is as follows.
    8   1 byte (half width) of katakana
  101   Kanji of JIS code
 When others are specified, it is single byte character of ASCII.
 CA; is the same as CA0;

-SS(Select Standard Character set)
 When plotting character, it specifies using standard letters set by CS command.
   SS;
 In addition, if cord of shift in cord <SI> (it is 15 at decimal number) is inserted in LB command, it will become the same effect as SS command.

-SA(Select Alternate Character Set)
 When plotting character, it specifies using auxiliary character set by CA command.
   SA;
 In addition, if cord of shift out cord <SO> (it is 14 at decimal number) is inserted in LB command, it will become the same effect as SA command.

SampleLBCSCASSSA.hgl:
IN;IP0,0,4000,4000;SC0,100,0,100;SP1;
PU;PA0,0;
DT$;
CS0;CA101;
SA;
LBJ8;z
%;%C%H$
SS;
LB101$



Note
 Kanji:Hexadecimal number of shift JIS code:Shift JIS code character
         F    4A38    F    J8
         F    3B7A    F    ;z

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7. Change of Plot Area


-IW(Input window)
 It is used when carrying out clipping of the drawing out of area specified here. Lower left point (x1, y1) and upper right point (x2, y2) of clipping area are specified in unit of plotter coordinate system.
   IW x1,y1,x2,y2;
 IW; Clipping is canceled and plotter is plotted to the whole area which can be plotted.

SampleIW.hgl:
IN;
IP-2000,-1000,2000,1000;
SC-2000,2000,-1000,1000;
SP1;
PUPA-2000,-1000;
PDPA2000,1000;
PUPA-2000,1000;
PDPA2000,-1000;
PUPA-2000,0;
PDPA2000,0;
PUPA0,-1000;
PDPA0,1000;
IW-1000,-500,1000,500;
SP2;
PUPA-2100,-1000;
PDPA2100,1000;
PUPA-2100,1000;
PDPA2100,-1000;
PUPA-2000,0;
PDPA2000,0;
PUPA0,-1000;
PDPA0,1000;



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-RO(Rotate Coodinate System)
 Coordinate system of plotter is rotated 90 degrees.
   RO90;
 RO; or RO0; is returned to the state where it does not rotate.

SampleRO.hgl:
RO90;
SP1;
PU;PA0,0;PD;PA4000,0,2000,2000,2000,-2000,PA4000,0;
RO;
SP2;
PU;PA0,0;PD;PA4000,0,PA2000,2000,PA2000,-2000,PA4000,0;



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8. Plotter Control


-PG(Page)
 A paper is fed.
   PG;

-AF(Advance Full Page)
 A paper is fed.
   AF;

-NR(Not Ready)
 Plotter is changed into Not ready state.
   NR;

-PS(Paper Soze)
 Paper size is specified.
   PS n;
 n specifies the next range.
   4..127 A4 size
   0..3   A3 size
 In addition, there is also method of specifying width and length of paper in unit of plotter system of coordinates as follows.
   PS Length(,Width);

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