[fpc-pascal]How to display special characters

Juha Nevalainen nevalainenjuha at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 20 13:42:21 CET 2002

Its just basic text output but I really need to have a kind of generic 
Windows printer support.  Many people with different printers will be using 
this app, and some with USB port connected printers also.

I tried the program from Szabo in the forum:

My printer made many promising sounds but unfortunately no text
came out in the end.

What next?

>From: Arne Hanssen <nite at c2i.net>
>Reply-To: fpc-pascal at deadlock.et.tudelft.nl
>To: undisclosed-recipients:;
>Subject: Re: [fpc-pascal]How to display special characters
>Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 20:13:31 +0100
>On Tue, 19 Mar 2002 20:42:03 +0200, Juha Nevalainen wrote:
> >  That helps a lot, many thanks.  That is exactly my problem (using 
> >  GUI editor while porting a command window application).  If I wanted to
> >  maintain original text readability (there is lots of text with lots of
> >  specials chars in this program), the only way then is to switch back to 
> >  mode editor then, right?
> >
> >  How about printing - is that all in ISO-8859-1 too?   Will I need
> >  the Windows character sequences for that part then?
>I guess that depends on your printer - if you send init-strings to
>the printer selecting the desired codepage before print, your should
>be ok (as long as we talk about ASCII printouts - if you mean windows
>functions for "graphic" prints, I don't know).
>Vennlig hilsen / Best regards
>Arne Hanssen
>fpc-pascal maillist  -  fpc-pascal at lists.freepascal.org

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