~DB
~DB

~DB

The
~DB
command sets the printer to receive a downloaded bitmap font and defines native cell size, baseline, space size, and copyright.

Download Bitmap Font

This command consists of two portions, a ZPL II command defining the font and a structured data segment that defines each character of the font.
Format:
~DBd:o.x,a,h,w,base,space,#char,©,data
Parameters
Details
d =
drive to store font
Values:
R:
,
E:
,
B:
, and
A:
Default:
R:
o =
name of font
Values:
1 to 8 alphanumeric characters
Default:
if a name is not specified, UNKNOWN is used
x =
extension
Format:
.FNT
a =
orientation of native font
Fixed Value:
normal
h =
maximum height of cell (in dots)
Values:
1
to
32000
Default:
a value must be specified
w =
maximum width of cell (in dots)
Values:
1
to
32000
Default:
a value must be specified
base =
dots from top of cell to character baseline
Values:
1
to
32000
Default:
a value must be specified
space =
width of space or non-existent characters
Values:
1
to
32000
Default:
a value must be specified
#char =
number of characters in font
Values:
1
to
256
(must match the characters being downloaded)
Default:
a value must be specified
© =
copyright holder
Values:
1
to
63
alphanumeric characters
Default:
a value must be specified
data =
structured ASCII data that defines each character in the font
The # symbol signifies character code parameters, which are separated with periods. The character code is from 1 to 4 characters to allow for large international character sets to be downloaded to the printer.
The data structure is:
#xxxx.h.w.x.y.i.data
#xxxx =
character code
h =
bitmap height (in dot rows)
w =
bitmap width (in dot rows)
x =
x-offset (in dots)
y =
y-offset (in dots)
i =
typesetting motion displacement (width, including inter character gap of a particular character in the font)
data =
hexadecimal bitmap description
Example:
This is an example of how to use the
~DB
command. It shows the first two characters of a font being downloaded to DRAM.
~DBR:TIMES.FNT,N,5,24,3,10,2,ZEBRA 1992, #0025.5.16.2.5.18. OOFF OOFF FFOO FFOO FFFF #0037.4.24.3.6.26. OOFFOO OFOOFO OFOOFO OOFFOO