How to print multiple languages in Zebra Printer

Posted on 2009-04-21
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
We use Zebra Z4M to print labels on Oracle.
Our customer request English, French and Spanish on one label.
How can I make it possible?
Should I translate it into French and Spanish first, and then put the string into output, or there are some commands I can use in output file to translate into French and Spanish?



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Question by:generait
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    Expert Comment

    you will need to translate your string first then built your output to zebra
    Oracle doesn't have translation features built into it.

    Author Comment

    Thanks for your reply.

    1. But after translated string into French or Spanish, how can I insert into Oracle table?
    2. We use printer code as output; someone told me the printer code is English only. Is this correct?


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    Accepted Solution

    It's been a long time since I've done any zebra coding, but if I recall correctly, it may depend on the specific fonts/barcodes you are using.

    that is,  you might not be able to print some of the special characters in Spanish or French
    like Spanish n with a tilde or French o with circumflex

    that's not a translation problem, that's a font limit in zebra and possibly a character set limit in oracle.

    You'll have to lookup the specific character support you need.


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