Extended printer controls - Fonts

This section is not needed if you are printing bar codes using graphics.

When the bar code type (symbology) is selected using C= value, a default bar code font name and a default bar code font size is used to print the bar code; if the font method is being used.

An extend Printer Control allows better selection of TrueType font name and font size;

<ESC> is the ASCII character ESC, 27, hex 1B
<ESC>bC=<Type>,P=<Check>,F=1,FN=<FontName>,FS=<FontSize>,D=

F=1

If value is 1 fonts are used to produce bar codes.

If value is 0 graphics are used to produce bar codes. Bar code are more accurate for low resolution devices - for example 200 / 203 dpi thermal label printers, receipt printers, faxes, etc.

FS=<FontSize>

This example prints bar codes using TrueType font size 24 points;

<ESC>bC=25L,FS=24,P=1,D=

This example prints bar codes using TrueType font size 36 points;

<ESC>bC=25L,FS=36,P=1,D=

FN=<FontName>

These examples print bar codes using TrueType font CIA ITF Normal font size 24 points;

<ESC>bC=25L,FN=CIA ITF Normal,FS=24,P=1,D=
<ESC>bC=25L,B=3,FS=24,P=1,D=
FontName

Barcode

Alternate

Note

FN=CIA Code 39 Normal

Code 39

B=3

 
FN=CIA Code 39 Medium

"

B=7

 
FN=CIA Code 39 Tall

"

B=12

 
FN=CIA Code 39 Medium Text

"

   
FN=CIA ITF Normal

Interleaved 2-of-5

B=3

 
FN=CIA ITF Medium

"

B=7

 
FN=CIA ITF Tall

"

B=12

 
FN=CIA ITF Bearer

"

B=31

Bearer bars above and below bar code.

FN=CIA ITF Bearer 2

"

B=32

Bearer bars above and below bar code.

FN=CIA Codabar Normal

Codabar

B=3

 
FN=CIA Codabar Medium

"

B=7

 
FN=CIA Codabar Tall

"

B=12

 
FN=CIA Codabar Medium Text

"

   
FN=CIA Code 128 Normal

Code 128, EAN 128

B=3

 
FN=CIA Code 128 Medium

"

B=7

 
FN=CIA Code 128 Tall

"

B=12

 
FN=CIA Code 128 Shipping

"

B=31

Ideal size for shipping labels.

FN=CIA EAN

EAN 8, EAN 13

B=13

 
FN=CIA EAN Truncated

"

B=12

 
FN=CIA UPC

UPC A, UPC E

B=13

 
FN=CIA UPC Truncated

"

B=12

 

 


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