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How to display € symbol on OPOS compatible equipment

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Hello

I am trying to output the Euro Symbol (€) on my opos equipment (Epson TM-88II and Dynapos Line Display).

I am using the common activeX controls for the hardware
I have tried

CSharp Code

//For the Line Display
char szEuro = (char)8364;
axOPOSLineDisplay1.DisplayText(szEuro.ToString, (int)DISP_DT_NORMAL);

or

axOPOSLineDisplay1.DisplayText("€", (int)DISP_DT_NORMAL);
//But neither work

and for the printer
string szESC = "\x1b";
float fPrice = 20.0f;
axOPOSPOSPrinter1.PrintNormal( (int)PTR_S_RECEIPT, szESC + "|N" + fPrice.ToString("C") + "\n");

I know this hardware is capable of printing the euro symbol, as I have seen it done from other software. But how?

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by:jlsjls
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For the POSPrinter : you should query the property 'CharacterSetList' this will return a string telling the different code pages supported by the POSPrinter. In order to print the Euro sign, I think you should set the '1252' Codepage on the Epson POSPrinter object by the property 'CharacterSet'. Normally, now you can print the Euro sign.
For the LineDisplay : same story.

jlsjls
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by:auk_ie
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I queried the CharacterSetList property which tells me

Pos Printer supports following character sets: 255,437,850,858,860,863,865,998
Line Display supports following character sets: 998

But I still don't know how to print the euro symbol.

When I power on the Line Display it scrolls through all the symbols it supports. One of them happens to be the Euro symbol. Howerer it doesn't display anything when I try

axOPOSLineDisplay1.DisplayText("€", (int)DISP_DT_NORMAL);

I wonder if I need to send it some specific code to print the euro?
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jlsjls earned 1500 total points
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For the POSPrinter you should set characterset = 858 (see http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/reference/oem/858.htm).
And send the EURO sign (0xD5) to it.

I can't find any usefull information regarding codepage 998. Maybe you should find the manual of the linedisplay which could tell you more about the €-sign and codepages.
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