List of Printers Supported by PRINTER.SYS (121407)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 3.3
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 4.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0

This article was previously published under Q121407


The following list of printers support the code-page switching provided in PRINTER.SYS:
Type          Printer

4201          IBM Proprinter II and III Model 4201
              IBM Proprinter II and III XL Model 4202
4208          IBM Proprinter X24E Model 4207
              IBM Proprinter XL24E Model 4208
5202          IBM Quietwriter III Model 5202
Although other printers can emulate the ones listed above, code-page support is usually not available for such printers.


The following examples represent typical usage of PRINTER.SYS:


device=c:\dos\display.sys con = (ega, 437, 2)
device=c:\dos\printer.sys lpt1 = (type, 437, 2)     NOTE: Type will vary
                                                    depending on the
                                                    attached printer.
country = 048,,c:\dos\country.sys


mode con cp prep = ((850, 852) c:\dos\ega.cpi)
mode con cp select = 852
mode lpt1 cp prep = ((850, 852) c:\dos\type.cpi)    NOTE: The particular
                                                    *.CPI file will change
                                                    depending on mode lpt1
                                                    select = 852 the
                                                    attached printer]

chcp 852
keyb pl,,c:\dos\keyboard.sys
Without the functionality provided in PRINTER.SYS, many of the language- specific characters used in non-English languages are not available. The characters may show up on the screen, but they may not print correctly.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/14/2003
Keywords: KB121407