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NEED SHORT DESCRIPTION

Download Encoding

The standard encoding for TrueType Windows® fonts is always Unicode. The ZPL II field data must be converted from some other encoding to Unicode that the Zebra printer understands. The required translation tables are provided with font packs. Some tables can be downloaded from zebra.com.
Format:
~DEd:o.x,s,data
Parameters
Details
d =
location of table
Values:
R:
,
E:
,
B:
, and
A:
Default:
R:
o =
name of table
Values:
any valid name, up to 8 characters
Default:
if a name is not specified, UNKNOWN is used
x =
extension
Format:
.DAT
s =
table size
Values:
the number of memory bytes required to hold the Zebra downloadable format of the font
Default:
if an incorrect value or no value is entered, the command is ignored
data =
data string
Values:
a string of ASCII hexadecimal values
Default:
if no data is entered, the command is ignored
Example:
This is an example of how to download the required translation table:
~DER:JIS.DAT,27848,300021213001... (27848 two-digit hexadecimal values)
Comments:
For more information on ZTools or ZebraNet Bridge, see the program documentation included with the software.
For assistance with editing or adding mappings to
.DAT
tables, ZebraNet Bridge includes a
.DAT
table editor in the font wizard.
Encoding scheme for the data sent to the printer is the second four character and the encoding scheme for the font is the first four characters throughout the
.DAT
file. The data must be ordered by the second four characters (the encoding table).
Example:
This is an example of a
.DAT
table. The table below the example identifies the elements:
Data must have 0041, 0042, 0043, and 0044 in order. Multiple pairs can be on the same line.
1
Input stream with
0041
will be mapped to 0031. The printer prints "1".
2
Input stream with
0042
will be mapped to 0032. The printer prints "2".
3
Input stream with
0043
will be mapped to 0033. The printer prints "3".
4
Input stream with
0044
will be mapped to 0034. The printer prints "4".