John,

Are you in the US (IIRC, code page 0037). What happens if you just "code and
paste" a set of accented characters in a temp file and try to print it (just
to check if the characters print)?

In my case (code page 284), the letters:
*á*
*é*
*í*
*ó*
*ú*
*ñ*

(accented (lower case) vowels in order, plus a *n *with a tilde on top), map
to the following hex chars:

45
51
55
CE
DE
6A

IIRC, IBM indexes this under "Globalization" in the Infocenter.

I'll try to dig it a little more and if I have more info for you will write
you another post.

Regards,

Luis Rodriguez
IBM Certified Systems Expert — eServer i5 iSeries
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On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 3:41 PM, jmmckee <jmmckee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Luis,

The word "diacritical" had slipped my mind. Thanks.

The text on the back of this form is boiler-plate stuff. In addition to
the text, a couple of data fields are also used. It is the text I was
concerned about. The text is mixed case. I have not seen any question
marks or explanation marks. Just diacritical marks over e and o (might be
some I missed, as I was not into detail mode at the time.

I am referring to the DFT keyword, and example (not the Spanish part) would
be:

*NONE DFT('NOP')
FONT(2304 (*POINTSIZE 6))
POSITION(2.7 11.7)


What I need is to replace the content of the DFT keyword, and adjust
position. Is there a font value that might be loaded on my system that will
produce an appropriate diacritical mark? And, if there is, how would I
enter a character so that, when printed, it would be the correct character?
I'm thinking I might be able to look it up, but, until I had that missing
word (diacritical), I don't think I would have had a lot of success.

John McKee


-----Original message-----
From: Luis Rodriguez luisro58@xxxxxxxxx
Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 14:39:10 -0500
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Spaish characters for DFT parm on printer DDS

John,

Not very sure if I understand your problem but, at least as I see it, it
is
not so much that the characters are different, but the fact that there
are
some additional characters. IIRC, the letter N with a tilde on top (Ñ)
uses
the same position as the "#" character. Also, we use accented vowels (á,
é,
í, ó, ú) but, at least on my country, these tend to be ignored if the
text
is in uppercase (they are replaced by their standard, non-diacritical
version).

Also, we have an opening question mark (¿) and an opening exclamation
mark
(¡).

HTH,

Luis Rodriguez
IBM Certified Systems Expert — eServer i5 iSeries
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On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 2:58 PM, jmmckee <jmmckee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

This is either really simple ..... or not.

Instead of using an overlay for the back side of a form, I thought I
could
just put the wording on the form. I can't see a problem doing that
with
English. However, the form also >might< need to be printed in Spanish,
instead of English. There are a few characters that are different. I
don't
know the names for the various modifications to letters, except for
tilde.

What is involved with generating a string of characters that have the
various modifications?

Wish I could phrase the question better.


John McKee
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