Re: [IUG] CJK-capable spine label printers?
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- Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 10:39:41 -0800 (PST)
- From: Robert <ras at anzio dot com>
- Subject: Re: [IUG] CJK-capable spine label printers?
On Mon, 30 Oct 2006, Hersh, Daniel wrote:
Is anyone out there successfully printing spine labels with CJK
(Chinese/Japanese/Korean) characters in Millennium? If you are, can you
tell us what kind of printer you're using? We're a new Millennium library
on Release 2006.
The only successes I know of along this line involve the use of our
product, Print Wizard Server Edition. You can find detailed information at
It MAY be possible to do this using a) an "attached printer", b) in
"graphics mode", and c) using a comprehensive font, such as Code2000. But
I don't know of anyone doing that.
Most printers do not have built-in support for Asian languages. If they
do, it tends to be for only one language (Simplified Chinese, Traditional
Chinese, Japanese, or Korean). Thus it is not possible to get a mix of
languages when printing directly to the printer (attached text, or system
If you do use a method that employs the Windows printer driver (attached
graphics), you can use fonts that are installed into Windows, but you
often need to switch fonts. A font that contains Japanese may not contain
Korean, for instance. Millennium doesn't have any mechanism for automatic
When the print data is routed through PWSE, PWSE makes sure an appropriate
font is used for every character; that is, a font the actually has a glyph
for that character.
....Bob Rasmussen, President, Rasmussen Software, Inc.
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