Zebra Printer Chinese SimSun font

Article ID: 34494335

Issue / Question

Information about SimSun font offered by Zebra for printers

What is the SimSun font?

How can I print Chinese characters?

How can I see the SimSun font is loaded in my printer?

Applicable To

ZPL base desktop and tabletop printers.

Resolution / Answer

The SimSun font is a Chinese (Simplified) font base on 宋体 (Song typeface) font, using GB18030 or Unicode character encoding.

It is used in conjunction with ZPL (printer command language) to print Chinese characters with Zebra printers.
This font cannot be purchased from Zebra and printers cannot be upgraded with this font in the field.
 
The printer models with a China (CN) power cord configuration have been loaded with SimSun font by default.
The GB18030 character set (GB18030.DAT encoding table) is also loaded in these printer configurations.
 

Product Line Models SKU (X means any code) Stored Name Font Type
Desktop GK888 series GK888-XXXX7X-000 SimSun.FNT Bitmap
Desktop GT800 series GT800-XXXX7X-100 SimSun.FNT Bitmap
Desktop ZD400 series ZD4XXXX-XX9XXXEZ SimSun.TTF Scalable
Desktop ZD400 series ZD4XXXX-XX9XXXEZ SimSun.TTF Scalable
Desktop ZD620 ZD62X4X-XX9XXXEZ SimSun.TTF Scalable
Tabletop ZT200 series ZT2X04X-XX9XXXFZ SimSun.TTF Scalable
Tabletop ZT400 series ZT4X0XX-XX90000Z SimSun.TTF Scalable

 

  • Following are ways to identify the fonts installed on your Zebra printer.
Please consult your printers User Guide for further details. Read More>>

 

-Print font list via printer’s front control panel menu 

 
-Print object list via printer’s front control panel menu

 
-Send ZPL command “^XA^WDE:*.*^XZ” to the printer to printout object in printer’s internal flash memory
  • The SimSun font will not be deleted during a printer flash memory initialization. 
  • To free up space in the memory of the printer, the font can be deleted.
The following ZPL command can be used:
^ID
Alternatively this SGD command can be used:
file.delete
Please refer to the ZPL manual for more details. Read More>>
Note: If the font has been removed it cannot be reloaded in the field.
  • Here is a sample ZPL script to use the SimSun font and GB18030 character set for printing Chinese characters.
^XA
^CW1,E:SIMSUN.TTF
^SEE:GB18030.DAT^CI26
^FO50,60^A1N,20,20^FD简体中文abcd1234^FS
^FO50,160^A1N,30,30^FD简体中文abcd1234^FS
^FO50,260^A1N,50,50^FD简体中文abcd1234^FS
^XZ

  • Similar result can be achieved with Unicode character encoding.
Here is a sample ZPL script using UTF-8 encoding.
^XA
^CW1,E:SIMSUN.TTF
^CI28
^FO50,60^A1N,20,20^FD简体中文abcd1234^FS
^FO50,160^A1N,30,30^FD简体中文abcd1234^FS
^FO50,260^A1N,50,50^FD简体中文abcd1234^FS
^XZ



 

+ Applicable Products

  • 105SLPlus Industrial Printers
  • 105SLPlus Industrial Printers
  • 110Xi4 Industrial Printer
  • 140Xi4
  • 140Xi4 Industrial Printer
  • 170Xi4 Industrial Printer
  • 220Xi4 Industrial Printer
  • 2824 Plus Series
  • 2824-Z Series
  • G-Series GC Desktop Printers
  • G-Series GK Desktop Printers
  • G-Series GX Desktop Printers
  • G-Series GX Desktop Printers
  • GC420d Desktop Printer
  • GC420t Desktop Printer
  • GK420 Healthcare Desktop Printers
  • GK420d Desktop Printer
  • GK420d Healthcare Desktop Printer
  • GK420e
  • GK420t Desktop Printer
  • GK420t Healthcare Desktop Printer
  • GK888 Desktop Printer
  • GK888d
  • GK888t
  • GT800 Desktop Printer
  • GX420Rx Desktop Printer
  • GX420d Desktop Printer
  • GX420t Desktop Printer
  • GX420t Product Printers
  • GX430d Desktop Printer
  • GX430t Desktop Printer
  • HC100 Wristband Printer
  • HC100 Wristband Printer
  • LP 2824 Plus Desktop Printer
  • S4M
  • S4M Series
  • TLP 2824Plus Desktop Printer
  • Xi Series Industrial Printers
  • Z Series Industrial Printers
  • ZD120
  • ZD410 Series
  • ZD410-HC
  • ZD410D
  • ZD420 Series
  • ZD420-D-T
  • ZD420-HC
  • ZD420C
  • ZD420D
  • ZD420D-HC
  • ZD420T
  • ZD420T-HC
  • ZD500 Desktop Printer
  • ZD500 Desktop Printer
  • ZD510-HC Wristband Printer
  • ZD600-HC
  • ZD620 Series
  • ZD620-D-T
  • ZD620-D-T-HC
  • ZD620D
  • ZD620D-HC
  • ZD620T
  • ZD620T-HC
  • ZM400
  • ZM600
  • ZP888
  • ZT200 Series Industrial Printers
  • ZT210 Industrial Printer
  • ZT220 Industrial Printer
  • ZT230 Industrial Printer
  • ZT400 Series Industrial Printers
  • ZT410 Industrial Printer
  • ZT420 Industrial Printer
  • ZT500 Industrial Printers
  • ZT510 Industrial Printer
  • ZT600 Series Industrial Printers
  • ZT610 Industrial Printer
  • ZT620 Industrial Printer
  • zp450 Desktop Printer