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Hi everyone:

Is there any way to print with a font that is not installed in the system, is only in the printer driver.
For example:
If i open a wordpad and after set the printer in the page settings, i'm able to choose some fonts that are not installed.

But when i try to print with these fonts in my program the fonts are not found and the Microsoft Sans Serif font is selected by default.

My code looks like this:

System.Drawing.Font printFontNormal;
     printFontNormal = new System.Drawing.Font
         ("FontB11", 9, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Regular);
The "FontB11" is not found.

Thanks in advance


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If the font is missing in the system then you could install it with your setup package or while executing your application. So, may be you should validate if the required font is available when your application starts.

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I don't have the fonts, they are bult in in the printer or in the driver printer...
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Are these PostScript printers?

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It's a TM-U220 Receipt Printer from epson a printer for POS.
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Try using the Win32 API calls to send the your data and escape sequence directly to the printer.

This article takes about how to use some of the printer related native calls and has a small wrapper class.
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=322091

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Check this post too. Basically it says that you have to use Win32 calls to access device specific features (such as bar code font stored in the printer, etc).
http://www.dotnet247.com/247reference/msgs/18/92299.aspx
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ok thanks athapa, I'll check it and let you know
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thanks athapa it works just FINE !!
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