Fonts for printing line data

Improve flexibility by specifying the fonts that you want to use for printing line data in your page definition. See the PPFA User's Guide, S544–5284 or the PPFA Quick Reference, G544–3701 for more information. The chars keyword can also be used.

When you specify a coded font name with the chars keyword of the line2afp command or with the chars document attribute, the font name is limited to four characters, excluding the two-character prefix.

Font mapping table for use with the chars keyword provides a list of the InfoPrint Expanded Core Fonts for use with unformatted ASCII input data. Because these fonts have eight-character names, the table also provides a list of six-character short names. InfoPrint stores these coded fonts in the /usr/lpp/psf/reslib directory. There are symbolic links of the eight-character names that correspond to the six-character names. You can use these short names, without the X0 prefix, to satisfy the four-character limitation for specifying font names with the chars keyword of the line2afp command. You can use either the coded font name or the page definition.

For the names of other coded fonts, see InfoPrint Fonts: Font Summary.

Font mapping table for use with the chars keyword

Type Family Point Size Coded Font Name Linked Short Name (for chars keyword)
Courier 7 X0423072 X04272
Courier 8 X0423082 X04282
Courier 10 X0423002 X04202
Courier 12 X04230B2 X042B2
Courier 14 X04230D2 X042D2
Courier 20 X04230J2 X042J2
Helvetica 6 X0H23062 X0H262
Helvetica 7 X0H23072 X0H272
Helvetica 8 X0H23082 X0H282
Helvetica 9 X0H23092 X0H292
Helvetica 10 X0H23002 X0H202
Helvetica 11 X0H230A2 X0H2A2
Helvetica 12 X0H230B2 X0H2B2
Helvetica 14 X0H230D2 X0H2D2
Helvetica 16 X0H230F2 X0H2F2
Helvetica 18 X0H230H2 X0H2H2
Helvetica 20 X0H230J2 X0H2J2
Helvetica 24 X0H230N2 X0H2N2
Helvetica 30 X0H230T2 X0H2T2
Helvetica 36 X0H230Z2 X0H2Z2
Times New Roman 6 X0N23062 X0N262