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"Generic / Text Only" driver printer and cyrillic

I am using an application that only supports printing with the "Generic / Text Only" driver. I recently purchased a TM-U220 receipt printer and have it configured as "Generic / Text Only" driver printer. My question is that I need to be able to print Cyrillic(Russian) characters and this configuration is not able to print the cyrillic text. Do you have any ideas for printing cyrillic text when configured with a "Generic / Text Only" driver?

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    i want to print ZPL cod on usb zebra printer S4M 300 dpi configured as Generic / Text only on windows 7 usinf USB port



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I had the same issue with a Brother QL-500 using the P-Touch software. I've also had the issue with several other non-english characters. I found no answers on how to manage it, but did come up with this solution.
Copy and paste the text into an editor that can read it properly (MS-Word etc..). Format the text/address so it appears how you want it. Make it 'bold' then zoom in to max size to make it fit the whole screen. Press <PrintScreen> and then paste the image onto the label. There is a facility to 'crop' the image and get rid of all the extra bits around the text/address. Then stretch it to fit properly. Hope this helps.

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Unfortunately printing Cyrillic(Russian) is driver dependent and your application can only use generic/text driver.

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