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    how to download fonts to a laser printer

    Anyone know win32 api functions to do this using VC++ 2005 Pro on XP and through the network print drivers. I need to print barcodes but must download the barcode font first.


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    Smile Re: how to download fonts to a laser printer

    Nowaday, the font files stay on the computer, and the driver sends whole bitmaps to the printer during the printing process.

    I have printed barcodes successfully several times. I use the 3of9 kind of barcodes. The font file needs to be installed once in Windows like an ordinary font file. I installed it via Windows control panel, but there should be an API for installing fonts as well. The 3of9 kind of code requires a star "*" at the beginning and at the end of the number composing the barcode. Other kind of barcodes require checksums or other things.

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