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SAP: International Printing for mySAP Business Suite

The use of the Lexmark International Printing for mySAP Business Suite® eliminates the need for multiple printers, saving significant time and money. This feature supports all Latin, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Cyrillic, Thai, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek and Indian characters.

International Printing for mySAP Business Suite is a joint development project between Lexmark and SAP® that fully supports SAP's Unicode initiative. The feature uses the Agfa Monotype Andale WorldType™ font of over 50,000 characters which is stored on the printers hard disk option. It is based on the Unicode 3.0 standard using UTF-8 encoding. The International Printing for mySAP Business Suite is for use with SAP R/3 Enterprise, mySAP Business Intelligence, mySAP Supply Chain Management and several scenarios of mySAP Customer Relationship Management. Testing can be accomplished with R/3 version 4.6C and 4.6D but not deployed since the underlying database and application layers are not Unicode enabled. For more details on SAP requirements, please contact your SAP consultant.

International Printing for mySAP Business Suite is compatible with most Lexmark laser printers that support a disk drive, which is used to contain the Unicode font. Color output is not supported from the LEXUTF8 device type.

In addition to the font, Lexmark includes UTF-8 decoding capability in the firmware of the Lexmark C750, C910, T Series, W812 and W820 printers and in the Optra Bar Code SIMMs for the Optra T61x and Optra W810 printers.

More details are available in the mySAP Business Suite Unicode Printing with Lexmark Printers white paper. l

Requirements for Use

A hard disk option installed in your Lexmark printer (see your Lexmark Account Manager for purchase details).

The International Printing for mySAP Business Suite CD p/n 11K2990, which contains:

  • 4 TrueType screen fonts of Andale WorldType font
  • 4 font files of Andale WorldType font for download in hard disk format License agreement (fonts are licensed for use on one printer and up to 5 workstations using that one printer)
  • README.TXT installation and use instructions
  • SAP UTF-8 device type

For more information, see SAPNet Note 215015 and 424597.


SAP, R/3 and mySAP Business Suite are registered trademarks of SAP AG.

Andale® is a trademark of The Monotype Corporation Registered in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.