On the old IBM keyboards there was a HEX key ... try holding down ALT HEX then press two characters in the hexadecimal set, like AB. Once upon a time I had a reference chart of all the combinations ... I want a particular symbol, look up closest in chart, see from chart how to get it.

In PC world, explore the weird fonts that comes standard that very few people use.
There are some with names like Symbols. You could have software modification that translates the weird symbol when some BPCS field has a flag that it is wanted.

Depending on printer, there is sometimes support for the slightly raised or lowered characters.

Make sure whoever is asking for this is aware of the inflated cost of printers needed to show the info, and check on who all in your company needs that to work.

In each of our shipping offices we have THREE PRINTERS.
One connected to BPCS to do the usual stuff.
Two specialized to do stuff that needs to go on shipping labels and packaging, in which it was cheaper to buy one printer for each specialized purpose, than one printer that does it all.

Believe it or not, it is also less hassle for end users when a specific printer for a specific task ... not have to be changing forms several times a day.

It has been a very long time but did you try using an old CRT / Dumb Terminal. It may allow you on some models to type that symbol in. Now if it will print on certain printers is another question. Good Luck, Kevin W.

- Al Macintyre

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