ZT420 - Printing Text In Different Languages



We are using the ZT420 label printer and need to print text on our labels in English, French, German and Spanish. We store the text in a database using Unicode encoding (UCS-2 character set). However, when sent to the printer, the non-ascii characters in the text (like umlauts) don't print correctly and get substituted for other characters.


Could you point me to the simplest way of getting the unicode characters to print correctly, please? I did briefly try the Swiss 721 font but it didn't seem to have any affect on the characters that were printed. It is possible I was doing something wrong though as it was done in a rush.


Is using the Swiss 721 font the correct and recommended way of dealing with this issue? Ideally, I would like to keep using a font that looks similar to the one I'm currently using (font 0, I believe).




Jason Humberstone
The solution was simply

The solution was simply adding the ^CI28 command after the ^XA (start format) command to change the encoding to UTF-8.

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