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User defined fonts

    Question

  • Hello,

    does POS for .NET have function to use another font than default?
    My printer (WN-TH230) seems to have only one font.
    "[ESC] | 1 f T" or  "[ESC] | 2 f T" have no visible result.
    FontTypefaceList has no result.

    This printer has "[ESC] &" for defining user bases characters.
    Is there any method to to this by POS for .NET like loading the font from Windows?

    Stefan
    Thursday, September 03, 2009 7:01 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Sean is correct, Pos Printer fonts are generally restricted by the hardware. This is because most Pos Printers (or at least Receipt Printers anyway) are high-speed devices, and part of that speed comes from having fix width, on-board, hardware supported fonts.

    I don't think Pos .Net has any way of using user defined characters, except perhaps for the directio function where in theory you could send your printer specific escape commands, but then it would only work on that printer.
    • Marked as answer by guru66 Friday, September 04, 2009 9:50 AM
    Thursday, September 03, 2009 9:15 PM
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  • The font limitation is what the printer can support. What printer are you using?


    -Sean

    www.sjjmicro.com / www.seanliming.com, Book Author - XP Embedded Advanced, XPe Supplemental Toolkit, WEPOS / POS for .NET Step-by-Step
    Thursday, September 03, 2009 3:57 PM
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  • Hi,

    Sean is correct, Pos Printer fonts are generally restricted by the hardware. This is because most Pos Printers (or at least Receipt Printers anyway) are high-speed devices, and part of that speed comes from having fix width, on-board, hardware supported fonts.

    I don't think Pos .Net has any way of using user defined characters, except perhaps for the directio function where in theory you could send your printer specific escape commands, but then it would only work on that printer.
    • Marked as answer by guru66 Friday, September 04, 2009 9:50 AM
    Thursday, September 03, 2009 9:15 PM
    Answerer
  • The font limitation is what the printer can support. What printer are you using?


    -Sean

    www.sjjmicro.com / www.seanliming.com, Book Author - XP Embedded Advanced, XPe Supplemental Toolkit, WEPOS / POS for .NET Step-by-Step

    Hi,

    it's a WincorNixdorf TH230.
    I only can load manual fonts via ESC Sequences to the printer. (very hardcore stuff)
    Something like Epson's FontRunner isn't available.

    Stefan
    Friday, September 04, 2009 9:52 AM