Can RPM handle FORTRAN codes?

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:03 By Dave Brooks

Q: I have files with ASA carriage control, also known as FORTRAN control characters, that I need to print. Can RPM Remote Print ManagerĀ® ("RPM") convert ASA carriage control properly?

A: RPM supports ASA characters where appropriate using a transform specific to this data format, which also known as FORTRAN formatted data.

The following list shows the ASA carriage control characters and how they are interpreted by RPM. For each character the action follows:

0 Insert a blank line before the current line
1 Draw the current line at the top of the next page
+ Return to the beginning of the current line; used to overwrite
- Insert two blank lines before the current line

All other characters residing on the first column of each line are ignored and the remainder of the line is printed single-spaced.