• Subject: Creating an AS/400 font and Variable pointsize AS/400 font
  • From: bvining@xxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 23 Nov 99 15:47:51 CST


The source input requirements for CRTFNTRSC can be found in the Font
Object Content Architecture document (S544-3285).  This level of detail
is intended for 3rd party providers and not typical AS/400 users.

OS/400 does not come standard with fonts supporting different pointsizes,
but such fonts are available.  From IBM the Font Collection licensed
program (5648-B45) does have such fonts; other offerings most likely
exist as well (and it is the providers of such offerings that are the
intended users of the manual referenced above).

Also note that there is more than one way to get different point sizes.
In your example using FNTCHRSET, that keyword applies to host resident
fonts and so something like the Font Collection would be needed.  But
most of the recent AFP printers also support printer resident fonts
that provide for different point sizes.  To use the printer fonts see
the FONT keyword and the actual printer documentation for what fonts
may be supported.

Hope this helps,

>Okay, I'd like to create an AS/400 font.  I see the command (CRTFONTRSC) and
>I've reviewed the documentation, but it doesn't tell anywhere about how to
>create the input source for the command.  Does anyone have any ideas on
>this?  I know it's possible because we do MICR check printing and we got the
>MICR font from our vendor that we installed on the AS/400.
>Does anyone know of an AS/400 font that allows for different pointsizes?
>The example below in the manual indicates that it's possible but I can't
>find any font on our AS/400 which is and I can't find anyway to create one.
>Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>A          R REC1
>A            FLD1A         14A     3  8FNTCHRSET(C0S0CE12 T1L0PCHN)
>A            FLD2A         10A     4  8FNTCHRSET(USERLIB/FNTCHR +
>A                                      USERLIB/CODEPG1 +
>A                                      (*POINTSIZE 99.9))

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