Printing Extended or International Characters

Within the EPL2 programming manual's appendix, it details the printer's resident 7 bit and 8 bit character sets, including the characters' positions.

To produce a particular character within a text editor, press and hold the ALT key on the keyboard and then type the character's position number on the numeric keypad. Having done this, release the ALT key.

Character sets are selected via the "I" command

For example, with code page 852 selected, the sequence ALT + 135 would produce the ç character.

I8,2,044
N
A100,100,0,4,1,1,N,"ALT + 135"
A100,180,0,4,1,1,N,"ç"
P1

With code page 860 selected, the sequence ALT + 225 would produce the ß character.

I8,3,044
N
A100,100,0,4,1,1,N,"ALT + 225"
A100,180,0,4,1,1,N,"ß"
P1

I Command - Character Set Selection

Description:

Use command to select the appropriate character set for printing and KDU display

Syntax:

Ip1,p2,p3

Parameters:

p1 = Number of data bits - 8 for 8 data bits, 7 for 7 data bits
p2 = Printer Code page/Language Support

8 Bit Data 7 Bit Data
P2 Code Page Description P2 Description
0 DOS 437 English - OS 0 USA
1 DOS 850 Latin 1 1 British
2 DOS 852 Latin 2
(CyrillicII/Slavic)
2 German
3 DOS 860 Portuguese 3 French
4 DOS 863 French Canadian 4 Danish
5 DOS 865 Nordic 5 Italian
6 DOS 857 Turkish 6 Spanish
7 DOS 861 Icelandic 7 Swedish
8 DOS 862 Hebrew 8 Swiss
9 DOS 855 Cyrillic    
10 DOS 866 Cyrillic CIS 1    
11 DOS 737 Greek    
12 DOS 851 Greek 1    
13 DOS 869 Greek 2    
A Windows
1252
Latin 1    
B Windows
1250
Latin 2    
C Windows
1251
Cyrillic    
D Windows
1253
Greek    
E Windows
1254
Turkish    
F Windows
1255
Hebrew    

p3 = KDU Country Code (8 bit data only)

KDU Country Code (8 bit only)

032 Belgium 049 Germany 027 S. Africa
002 Canada 031 Netherlands 034 Spain
045 Denmark 039 Italy 046 Sweden
358 Finland 003 Latin Am. 041 Switzerland
033 France 047 Norway 044 U.K.
351 Portugal 001 USA    

The default Setting is I8,0,001.  See Appendix A for EPL2 standard font character maps.

See notes about printing special characters using a generic text driver.