Printing Ext Chars with Barcode Fonts
This solution may be used if the target font has
extended ASCII characters, such
as Interleaved 2of5, OCR-A or Code 128. To print extended
that are not defined on the keyboard, try one of these methods:
- For barcode fonts, use one of
barcode font tools designed to automatically format the
data to the font.
- Print from the keyboard using the ALT+<xxxx> key combination
where xxxx equals the ASCII character's location in 4 digits. For
example, to type ASCII character 194 into Microsoft Word, select
the font in Word and hols the ALT key while typing 0194 on the keypad.
The number keypad must be used to do this, and 4 digits must be entered.
- Copy the characters into the Windows clipboard using the Microsoft
Character Map font viewer application, and paste them into the application.
Character Map is a free font application that is integrated into
Windows. If this application isn't installed on the Windows PC,
go to Control Panel - Add Remove Programs, select Windows Components
and choose Add.
1. Open Character Map.
2. In Font, choose the font to copy characters from.
3. Select the characters, one at a time, so that they all appear in the "characters
to copy" box.
To copy the characters to use to the Clipboard, click Select,
and then click Copy.
4. In the application, on the Format menu, click Font, and then select the
5. On the Edit menu of the application, click Paste to paste the extended
characters from the Clipboard into the document.
- Print ACSII directly from the application. This is accomplished
in Visual Basic using the CHR(xxx) command as in the following example:
Printer.Font = "Advi25a"
NOTE: If an operating system other than Windows is being used, consult
the OS vendor for methods of printing extended ACSII characters.