Not sure. The Bluetooth keyboard is brutally expensive, but it works like a charm.
Is there a fold-up or roll-up kbd that works with the
BTW, Dragon Naturally Speaking works amazingly well on the iPhone. Not
flawlessly, of course, but better than you'd expect.
Harry, what we need is a Xy Ap that
works on iPhone...well, I can dream, can't i?
From: Harry Binswanger
Sent: Tue, March 15, 2011 5:29:02 PM
Subject: Re: Xy4 and cold feet
Hard typing on a iPhone. My reference was to the DOS command NET USE.
Sent from my iPhone
On Mar 15, 2011, at 2:11 PM, Harry Binswanger
> I beg to differ. Net use in DOS makes it dead easy and transparent.
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Mar 15, 2011, at 12:24 PM, Paul Lagasse
>> On 03/15/2011 02:27 PM, Nicholas Clifford wrote:
>>> At the risk of going over ground much gone over before, can
anyone point me to an easy way to print DOS (like Xy4) through a USB
connection? Sorry for the repetition.
>> Nothing's entirely easy. And the solution may depend on your
printer. Though I no longer use the following methods (since I work in
Linux), these did work for me in WinXP, and once set up they were easy to
use. The first solution prints faster where Xy4 is concerned, if that
>> 1. For Xy4, you can go to
and get and install the latest version of XyWWWeb.U2, following the instructions there, and then set up Xy4 to use typ --
>> 2. More generally, see http://www.columbia.edu/%7Eem36/wpdos/usbprint.htmlhttp://www.columbia.edu/~em36/wpdos/usbprint.html -- the PrintFile method described here also works with XyWrite, though I think when I tried it out I had to install ghostscript and ghostview into folders whose paths did not include spaces, ie c:\gs and c:\gsview. If it works for WPDOS and Xy4 it can probably work for other DOS apps.
>> If you want to know more about typ before embarking on the process of setting it up, here's the info from the XYWWWEB.INF file:
>> Print file with Ghostscript RJH 5/29/06
>> Overcome inability to print with WinXP, non-PCL, USB printers, etc.
>> Required files/packages:
>> DL either Ghostscript AFPL v8.53+ (http://www.cs.wisc.edu/http://www.cs.wisc.edu/-
>> ghost/index.html) or GPL v8.15+
>> e) (basic fonts are included in package -- be sure to click the box
>> "Install Fonts" during Setup)
>> POSTGHST.PRN (http://users.datarealm.com/xywwweb/postghst.ziphttp://users.datarealm.com/xywwweb/postghst.zip): add to the
>> PP: stanza of DFL
>> KMD.EXE (http://users.datarealm.com/xywwweb/WIN95CMD.ZIPhttp://users.datarealm.com/xywwweb/WIN95CMD.ZIP), installed in DOS
>> Path (preferably in BootDrive:\WINDOWS|WINNT\system32)
>> Printer drivers are compiled into Ghostscript (not separate files).
>> One printer driver must be specified in XyWWWeb.REG (see
>> UserVariable GsPrnDev, below). To determine the *name* of an
>> appropriate printer driver to specify, see:
>> a list of Ghostscript printer devices and the printers with which
>> they are compatible:
>> a list of printer drivers:
>> and "Details of Ghostscript output devices":
>> If you find a printer driver, make SURE that it is compiled into
>> Ghostscript! Command: "GSWIN32C -? |more"
>> If no printer driver seems compatible with your printer, generic
>> driver "mswinpr2" is available, which works (slowly) with ALL
>> PRINTERS(!) that can print under Windows.
>> PRiNter file POSTGHST.PRN now supports A4 printing. See comments in
>> POSTGHST.PRN (SEarch for "A4")
>> To use TYP, the current XyWrite PRiNter file must be a Postscript PRN.
>> You may use a different PRN than POSTGHST.PRN, but it *must* have a
>> filename beginning with the four letters "POST..." (all XyWrite
>> PostScript PRNs are filenamed "POSTsomething.PRN"). Be aware that
>> POSTGHST.PRN is specifically set up for Ghostscript fonts, whereas
>> factory PRNs are not -- you will need to adapt them manually. Add
>> the PS PRN file to the PP: stanza of DFL. Establish it as the
>> current PRN using the SETP command, e.g. in http://STARTUP.INT (the LOAD
>> command works too, but eats memory).
>> Two or three entries in XyWWWeb.REG must be completed (one-time
>> 1.the fully-qualified d:\path\filename for GSWIN32C.EXE (the
>> Ghostscript command line executable) in Ghostscript_EXE_Win32 e.g.:
>> 2.the name of the printer device driver you will use in GsPrnDev (add
>> this UserVariable to REG's [Ghostscript] stanza if it is not already
>> present), e.g.
>> A specific printer device driver will print hands-off to the default
>> printer specified in the Windows Printer control panel, unless you
>> indicate a different printer in UserVariable WinPrinter, below.
>> If no specific driver for your printer is available, you must use
>> the generic driver "mswinpr2". You have two options: 1) you can use
>> the default printer specified in your Windows Printer control panel,
>> for hands-off printing, with this command:
>> GsPrnDev=mswinpr2 default
>> or 2) you can summon the Set Printer dialog each time you print, and
>> manually select a printer (or accept the default) ==> then hit "OK":
>> GsPrnDev=mswinpr2 dialog
>> The "dialog" option requires that you complete the Set Printer
>> dialog, and it also affords the option of setting other Printer
>> properties, or even of Canceling the print job (in which latter case
>> only you will need to manually close a Ghostscript desktop window).
>> 3.(optional) the name of one physical printer to which frame TYP will
>> always print (hands-off), whether it is the current "Default
>> Printer" or not, in WinPrinter, e.g.:
>> WinPrinter=EPSON Stylus C60 Series
>> The name of the printer should be written exactly as it appears in
>> the Windows Printer control panel. If it is still not recognized,
>> run Printers.VBS (command at DOS: "cscript //nologo Printers.VBS"),
>> which reports all valid printer names accurately.
>> All available arguments to the normal TYF (or PRINTF) command are
>> legal (except "target_filename", which is nonsensical here):
>> TYP [d:\path]filename][,,page_ranges][,o|e|p]
>> TYP Print current file
>> TYP ,,2/4 Print current file pages 2 and 4
>> TYP MYFILE Print MYFILE
>> TYP MYFILE,,-3 Print MYFILE pages 1-3
>> TYP MYFILE,,3-9,O Print MYFILE Odd-numbered pages
>> You must confirm (y|N) printing of DeFined text
>> --paul lagasse