PCL font typeface is a number used as part of a PCL font selection sequence to identify a unique font family. The number is often used informally to ensure a particular font is selected but it is defined by HP as a 16 bit value.
Typeface Base Value are numbered as follows..
|0||Line Printer or Line Draw|
|0||Reserved for generic typeface selection.|
|1||HP use only.|
|2||Agfa Division, Miles Inc.|
|8||The Monotype Corporation plc|
|20||Adobe Systems, Inc.|
PCL Typeface Family Value
||Typeface base value
For example, a common printer font is the family CG Times designated Typeface 4101 decimal or hexadecimal 0x1005. Thus, the Base value 5 = Times Roman, Vendor value 8 = The Monotype Corporation plc.
CG Times would be selected using the PCL escape sequence
|select as primary font.
|select as secondary font.
Note that most PCL printers will print a list of available fonts with the appropriate font selection sequences.