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Change character set of printer's font (Views: 101)


Problem/Question/Abstract:

How to change character set of printer's font?

Answer:

uses Sysutils, Printers;

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
  Dosya: TextFile
begin
  with Printer do
  begin
    AssignPrn(Dosya);
    Rewrite(Dosya);
    Printer.Canvas.Font.Name := 'Courier New';
    Printer.Canvas.Font.Style := [fsBold];
    Printer.Canvas.Font.Size := 18;

    //****for Turkish special characters
    Writeln(Dosya, '?Ři??÷?');

    //****set Font CharSet to Turkish(162)
    Printer.Canvas.Font.Charset := 162;
    Writeln(Dosya, '?Ři??÷?');

    CloseFile(Dosya);
  end;
end;

The following table lists the predefined constants provided for standard character sets:

type
  TFontCharset = 0..255;

Constant Value Description

ANSI_CHARSET 0 ANSI characters.
DEFAULT_CHARSET 1 Font is chosen based solely on Name and Size. If the described font is not available on the system, Windows will substitute another font.
SYMBOL_CHARSET 2 Standard symbol set.
MAC_CHARSET 77 Macintosh characters. Not available on NT 3.51.
SHIFTJIS_CHARSET 128 Japanese shift-jis characters.
HANGEUL_CHARSET 129 Korean characters (Wansung).
JOHAB_CHARSET 130 Korean characters (Johab). Not available on NT 3.51

GB2312_CHARSET 134 Simplified Chinese characters (mainland china).
CHINESEBIG5_CHARSET 136 Traditional Chinese characters (taiwanese).
GREEK_CHARSET 161 Greek characters. Not available on NT 3.51.
TURKISH_CHARSET 162 Turkish characters. Not available on NT 3.51
VIETNAMESE_CHARSET 163 Vietnamese characters. Not available on NT 3.51.
HEBREW_CHARSET 177 Hebrew characters. Not available on NT 3.51
ARABIC_CHARSET 178 Arabic characters. Not available on NT 3.51

BALTIC_CHARSET 186 Baltic characters. Not available on NT 3.51.
RUSSIAN_CHARSET 204 Cyrillic characters. Not available on NT 3.51.
THAI_CHARSET 222 Thai characters. Not available on NT 3.51
EASTEUROPE_CHARSET 238 Includes diacritical marks for eastern european countries. Not available on NT 3.51.
OEM_CHARSET 255 Depends on the codepage of the operating system.

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