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Wheelwriter II characters above the numbers print incorrect.

When you shift to print the characters above the numbers some of them work and some don't and that is all that prints incorrectly.

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You may have an unusual printwheel that has special char. on the P/W, or you may be in the language mode hold code and press "L" key.

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