PRB: Pound (£) symbol not visible when sending text from a DOS application
This Zetafax technical note applies to:
When faxing text created by a DOS program, all pound currency symbols (& ) appear as the symbol "o". When the text file is viewed using a DOS editor (eg "EDIT") the symbol is displayed correctly - however, when opened with Notepad it also displays as the symbol "o".
When Zetafax faxes a text file it assumes that it contains characters from the standard Windows character set. This can cause problems if the file was created from a DOS application, which uses non-ASCII characters (e.g. accented characters).
This is the same effect you would see when importing the same file into a Windows word-processor. For example, if you create a file containing a Pound (currency) symbol from a DOS editor, then fax it, the Pound '£' would be replaced by the 'o' symbol.
If you wish to send text files containing DOS pound characters, you can instruct Zetafax to allow this as a special case by adding the following line to the zfax\SYSTEM\Z-DB\SETUP.INI file in the [EPSTIFF] section:
To use other accented characters from DOS programs you should convert the file into the Windows character set - programs like Microsoft Word give this as an option when opening a text file.
This is designed behaviour.
Last updated: 4 January 2000 (GC/GW)