CHOOSING THE CORRECT ANDALE FONT FOR APAC PRINTING APPLICATIONS

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Using Andale Fonts for Unicode printing 

Which Andale Font should I use?

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Zebra ZPL compatible printers using the Andale Fonts available from Zebra

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The Andale font is a Unicode compatible font that is able to support multiple APAC languages. These fonts are available as field download kits and require printers with at least 22MB available memory space and operating on X.14 or later firmware.

Language  Font Part Number   TTF Font Name  Documentation 
Simplified Chinese 56080-001 ANMDS.TTF Read More>>
Traditional Chinese 56095-001 ANMDT.TTF Read More>>
Japanese 56068-001 ANMDJ.TTF Read More>>
Korean 56050-001 ANMDK.TTF Read More>>

 

A single Andale font contains 51,905 characters, capable of supporting multiple languages. E.g. the Andale Japanese font file can support printing Korean, Simplified Chinese, Hindi and Arabic. 

Now, you may get confused as to why Zebra is offering and labeling four different Andale font files when one font is able to support also all languages.

This has relation to the Unicode standardization. In general, there are four traditional shapes in East Asia (Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korea). Shapes here refer to the Shapes of the Character, or also known as Glyphs. 

The Unicode standard was established to encode characters (defining code points of characters), not de-fining the glyphs. As such the glyph of some characters on a specific code point may appear to be different, depending on the font that is being used for printing.

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External Reference Link: http://unicode.org/faq/han_cjk.html

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