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Microsoft KB Archive/38107

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Windows Support of Hewlett-Packard Font Cartridges


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows versions 1.1, 2.03, 2.1, 2.11, 3.0, 3.0a


Microsoft Windows supports Hewlett-Packard (HP) Font Cartridges "A" through "Z," except for I,O,W,X cartridges. For use with Windows, these font cartridges must be installed using the Windows Control Panel. The following is the installation procedure:

  1. Choose Printer from the Setup menu of the Control Panel.
  2. Select "PCL / HP LaserJet on . . . ."
  3. Choose the OK button.

The Windows driver supports one font cartridge for the LaserJet, LaserJet Plus, and LaserJet 500+. Up to two cartridges are supported for the LaserJet Series II, and three are supported for the LaserJet

  1. Custom-made font cartridges produced by Hewlett-Packard are not

supported under Windows as there are no Windows drivers available for these cartridges.


A font cartridge consists of a portable plug-in unit, which is about the size of an old eight-track tape cartridge, containing electronic circuitry and two to four memory chips. The memory chips house all the data needed to re-create entire sets of characters on a LaserJet Printer. Font cartridges are often referred to as "hard" fonts, because the data necessary to print with the font is stored inside the physical cartridge, or "hardware."

Hewlett-Packard offers a wide range of font cartridges, each one containing a related group of fonts. There are general purpose cartridges designed to be used with general text and data processing, and specialized cartridges to fit the needs of legal, accounting, and other professions.

For further information regarding Hewlett-Packard products, contact Hewlett Packard.

The products included here are manufactured by a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these products' performance or reliability.

Additional query words: 3.00 3.00a 3rdparty KBHW KBPrint

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Technology : kbWin3xSearch kbWin110 kbWin203 kbWin210 kbWin211 kbWin300 kbWin300a

Last Reviewed: December 16, 2000
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