Printing extended or international characters

In addition to the 128 standard ASCII characters you can type using your keyboard, you can use extended or international characters by using the Character Map program.

When Windows prints a document using printer fonts, each character your program sends to the printer is translated to the appropriate resident font. If your printer supports that character, the character prints. Otherwise, another character prints instead. Check your printer manual and experiment with your printer to determine which extended characters your printer supports. This limitation applies only to the printer's built-in fonts. TrueType and OpenType fonts provided by Windows will print all extended characters, unless the font has been mapped to a resident font on the printer. In that case, the TrueType or OpenType font will print only the characters supported by the printer.

For information about changing fonts or using the Character Map program, click Related Topics.

Using Character Map

Printer fonts overview

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