Code Page Setup

When trying to send special ASCII characters through EPL and the Generic Text Driver, you will run into problems with the way the driver converts the characters to the printer. The problem is the code page setup in the driver. The Generic Driver defaults to TTY character mapping, and you need to change it to a Windows code page. The following is directions on how to setup the driver in Win95, NT40 and while in Note Pad.

Changing the Code Page while in Note Pad:

  1. Go to File and select Page Setup.
  2. Click on Printers.
  3. Select the Generic Text Only printer from the drop down.
  4. Select Properties next to the printer.
  5. For Win95 - Click on the Device Options tab.
  6. For NT40 - Select Document Options.
  7. Select a Windows Code Page supported by the printer as listed in the EPL2 manual.
  8. Do not forget to clear the Margin settings when you OK all of this.

Changing the Code Page for Generic Driver under Win95 Properties:

  1. Go to Control Panel and then Printers.
  2. Right Mouse click on top of the Generic Driver.
  3. Go down and select Properties.
  4. Click on the Device Options tab.
  5. Select the Windows Code Page under Character Mapping.
  6. Select Apply and exit out.

Changing the Code Page for Generic Driver under NT40 Properties:

  1. Go to Control Panel and then Printers.
  2. Highlight the Generic Driver.
  3. Go to File and select Document Defaults.
  4. Click on Document Options.
  5. A list of Code Pages should appear.
  6. Select a Windows Code Page supported by the printer as listed in the EPL2 manual.
  7. Select Apply and exit out.

Changing the Code Page for Generic Driver under Windows 2000:

  1. Go to Control Panel and then Printers.
  2. Highlight the Generic Driver
  3. Go to File and select Properties.
  4. Click on the Font Selection Tab.
  5. Select a Windows Code Page supported by the printer as listed in the EPL2 manual.
  6. Select Apply and exit out.