2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 6, 2012 3:52 PM by Mark Shirkey RSS

Unicode conversion causing OCRA, OCRB, and MICR lines to output as symbols

Mark Shirkey
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Hi,

 

I am tesing the printing of SAPScript invoices in a Unicode converted sandbox copy of our production system. When viewing the OTF output of an invoice I noticed that the line for postal barcode using OCR-B font is producing # symbols instead of numbers reprsenting the postal zip code.

 

The printer is an HPLJ8150. The device type for the printer that is used for the invoice, is ZHP8150, which uses the base device type of HPLJ8000. The character set is 1116, which is ISO 8859-1.

 

Can anyone tell me how to go about correcting this problem?

 

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Mark

 

Edited by: Mark Shirkey on Mar 2, 2012 11:06 PM

  • Re: Unicode conversion causing OCRA, OCRB, and MICR lines to output as symbols
    Nils Buerckel
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    Hi Mark,

    I would recommend to check the font used in the sapscript for the OCR / MICR data.

    I could imagine that this one is not supported with the used device type. However different fallback handling in Non-Unicode might cause the difference. But this is just a guess ...

    In the printing forum:

    Output Management

    you might get better results ...

    Best regards,

    Nils Buerckel

  • Re: Unicode conversion causing OCRA, OCRB, and MICR lines to output as symbols
    Mark Shirkey
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    Hi Nils,

     

    Thank you for the information. I have created a new message in the Form Printing forum. Since this is something that was changed after the unicode conversion, I think I will leave this message open a little while longer incase someone who experienced this type of issue is looking in this forum.

     

    Two things I should add. One, the font used for the device type is working in a Non-Unicode production system at this time. Two, the OTF output of the spool is not printed on our printer but is instead converted to XML and the resulting file is FTP'd to a third party for printing. So the zip code that is represented by the bar code font is just the numerical text that is in the OTF output which is sent in the XML file.

     

    Regards,

    Mark

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