Now days printers have all sorts of different drivers. BITD that was not a major issue. Since I've seen not seen any new developments on the TIPI/RPi front, I'm wondering, would it be possible to make a hardware interface to go between the RS-232 and a modern printer that effectively did that for you?
The driver could be burned into a chip or stored on a micro SD card, but essentially take the raw output of the TI and convert it on the fly and spit it out to the printer. Kind of a plug it in and forget it sort of thing.