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What Printer Symbol Sets exactly support Windows Code Page 1257 (Baltic)?

I am researching printing Baltic languages such as Latvian, Estonian, and Lithuanian along with German and English on a enterprise level printer.  I currently have an application written in a not well known environment from IBM, called UniData (DBMS) and System Builder (4GL).  The client application will be using code page 1257.  The database environment will an OEM code page.  In the application we will not be performing any ANSI to OEM or back conversions, so the characters entered in 1257 would be the same displayed in 1257 on the client.  What I need to get to know is how the printing will be impacted.  We will be printing text on field labels for packslips that represent Latvian characters.  What symbol set can be used and eventually printers can be used.  I see there is a Windows Baltic Symbol Set referenced in some PCL5 documentation (http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/bpl13206/bpl13206.pdf), but will this map directly to the Code Page 1257.  In other words if I enter and display a Decimal 251 (Hex FB) in the application when printing will I get a LATIN SMALL LETTER U WITH MACRON which is what the value maps to in Windows code page 1257.
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snagsy1980Commented:
http://download-uk.oracle.com/docs/cd/A91202_01/901_doc/win.901/a90371/nls9.htm great page for character sets they are all super-set ascii so almost all printers should support this
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wabatsonAuthor Commented:
See bottom.  Found my issue.

I have a grasp of character sets and what is available.  In our application we are using Windows 1252 and 1257.  The question is what printer symbol set will match these character sets.  Lets use an example:

Code Page 1257   Decimal 170 Hex AA is a LATIN CAPITAL LETTER R WITH CEDILLA
See http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/reference/sbcs/1257.mspx

Symbol Set Windows CP1257 Baltic (19L) Decimal 170 Hex AA is a LATIN CAPITAL LETTER R WITH CEDILLA
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/bpl13206/bpl13206.pdf (Page 248)

BUT

Code Page 1257   Decimal 244 Hex F4 is a LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH MACRON
See http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/reference/sbcs/1257.mspx

Symbol Set Windows CP1257 Baltic (19L) Decimal 244 Hex F4 is a LATIN CAPITAL LETTER O
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/bpl13206/bpl13206.pdf (Page 248)

STOP THE PRESS, BIG REVELATION....  I don't know how to read a chart. :(

I have solved my problem.  

Symbol Set Windows CP1257 Baltic (19L) Decimal 244 Hex F4 is a LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH MACRON
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/bpl13206/bpl13206.pdf (Page 248)

F4 vs 4F  Aaargh!

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