Symbol Sets

Your product can access a variety of symbol sets. Many of these symbol sets differ only in the international characters specific to each language.

Note: Since most software handles fonts and symbols automatically, you may never need to adjust your product settings. However, if you write your own product control programs, or if you use older software that cannot control fonts, refer to these tables for details on the typefaces and symbol sets.

When you consider which font to use, also consider which symbol set to combine with the font. Available symbol sets vary depending on the mode and font you choose.

PCL5 Mode Typefaces and Symbol Sets

In the PCL5 mode symbol sets table, you can use any of these typefaces in the left column:

PCL5 Mode Symbol Sets

Typeface details Symbol set names
FixedPitch 810

Dutch 801

Swiss 742

FixedPitch 850

Line Printer

IBM-US (10U) Roman-8 (8U)
ECM94-1 (0N) Roman-8 (8U)
8859-9 ISO (5N) 8859-10ISO (6N)
IBM-DN (11U) PcMultilingual (12U)
Legal (1U) 8859-15ISO (9N)
FixedPitch 810

Dutch 801

Swiss 742

FixedPitch 850

PcBlt775 (26U) Pc1004 (9J)
WiBALT (19L) DeskTop (7J)
PsText (10J) Windows (9U)
McText (12J) MsPublishi (6J)
PiFont (15U) VeMath (6M)
VeInternational (13J) VeUS (14J)
PcE.Europe (17U) PcTk437 (9T)
WiAnsi (19U) WiE.Europe (9E)
WiTurkish (5T) UK (1E)
Swedis2 (0S) Italian (0I)
Spanish (2S) German (1G)
Norweg1 (0D) French2 (1F)
Roman-9 (4U) PcEur858 (13U)
ISO 8859/4 Latin 4 (4N) Unicode 3.0 (18N)
FixedPitch 810

Dutch 801

Swiss 742

FixedPitch 850

David BT

Miryam BT

Narkis Tam BT

Naskh BT

Koufi BT

Ryadh BT

PsMath (5M)

Math-8 (8M)

ANSI ASCII (0U)

FixedPitch 810

Dutch 801

Swiss 742

FixedPitch 850

Pc866Cyr (3R) Pc866Ukr (14R)
WinCyr (9R) Pc8Grk (12G)
Pc851Grk (10G) WinGrk (9G)
ISOGrk (12N) Greek8 (8G)
FixedPitch 810

Dutch 801

Swiss 742

FixedPitch 850

Line Printer

ISOCyr (10N)
Line Printer Roman Extension (0E)
FixedPitch 810

FixedPitch 850

David BT

Narkis Tam BT

Miryam BT

Hebrew7 (0H)

ISO 8859/8 Hebrew (7H)

Hebrew8 (8H)

PC-862, Hebrew (15H)

Koufi BT

Naskh BT

Ryadh BT

Arabic8 (8V)

PC-864, Arabic (10V)

HPWARA (9V)

Symbol SWA

Symbol SWM

Symbol (19M)
More WingBats SWM Wingdings (579L)
Ding Dings SWA ZapfDingbats (14L)
OCR A OCR A (0O)
OCR B OCR B (1O)

OCR B Extension (3Q)

Code3-9 Code3-9 (0Y)
EAN/UPC EAN/UPC (8Y)

PCL6 Mode Symbol Sets

Symbol set name Attribute Font classification
*1 *2 *3 *4 *5 *6 *7 *8 *9
ISO Norwegian 4
ISO Italian 9
ISO 8859-1 Latin 1 14
ISO Swedish 19
ASCII 21
ISO United Kingdom 37
ISO French 38
ISO German 39
Legal 53
ISO 8859-2 Latin 2 78
ISO Spanish 83
Roman-9 149
PS Math 173
ISO 8859-9 Latin 5 174
Windows 3.1 Latin 5 180
Microsoft Publishing 202
ISO 8859/10 Latin 6 206
DeskTop 234
Math-8 269
Roman-8 277
Windows 3.1 Latin 2 293
Pc1004 298
ISO 8859-15 Latin 9 302
PC-Turkish 308
Windows 3.0 309
PS Text 330
PC-8 341
PC-8 D/N 373
MC Text 394
PC-850 405
PcEur858 437
Pi Font 501
PC852 565
Unicode 3.0 590
WBALT 620
Windows 3.1 Latin 1 629
PC-755 853
Wingdings 18540
Symbol 621
ZapfDigbats 460
PC-866, Cyrillic 114
Greek8 263
Windows Greek 295
Windows Cyrillic 306
PC-851, Greek 327
ISO 8859/5 Cyrillic 334
PC-8, Greek 391
ISO 8859/7 Greek 398
PC-866 UKR 466
Hebrew7 8
ISO 8859/8 Hebrew 232
Hebrew8 264
PC-862, Hebrew 488
Arabic8 278
HPWARA 310
PC-864, Arabic 342
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