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Re: Does RHEL 4 support CJK (Chinese, Japanese and Korean)?



Another possible solution: If we send CJK files in RHEL4 servers to printers in RHEL5 servers via printer sharing, will CJK characters be printed out normally?

Thank you!

nz


From: "fnwsa yahoo com" <fnwsa yahoo com>
To: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (Nahant) Discussion List <nahant-list redhat com>
Sent: Monday, September 10, 2012 8:16:36 AM
Subject: Re: Does RHEL 4 support CJK (Chinese, Japanese and Korean)?

Hi Robin,

Thank you so much for your clear and informative explanation. It's very helpful!

Also thanks a lot John and Mike for your replies.

One more question: What packages are for CJK reading and printing under RHEL4 and where to download them? Thanks!
 
nz


From: Robin Price II <rprice redhat com>
To: nahant-list redhat com
Sent: Monday, September 10, 2012 12:44:20 AM
Subject: Re: Does RHEL 4 support CJK (Chinese, Japanese and Korean)?

Yes and no.  Let me explain.

While RHEL 4.x is capable of displaying CJK  (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) characters from the console, it is not possible to print them from the console.  You can print these characters from an X desktop environment, such as Gnome.

When printing from the console, the file to be printed is filtered through the 'texttops' filter. Unfortunately, 'texttops' is not UTF-8 aware. This is where the UTF-8 encoding is getting lost. The files
need to be converted to Postscript so that it is passed through the proper filter before being sent to the printer. Under RHEL 4 the utilities we have available to convert this to Postscript, namely a2ps, are also not UTF-8 aware. We have to use the 'paps' filter to convert the file from UTF-8 to Postscript. Unfortunately, 'paps' is not available until RHEL 5.

If you want to print CJK characters under RHEL 4.x you will have to install X and a window manager such as Gnome and use gedit or Open Office to print the file.

HTHs,

~rp


On 09/05/2012 10:05 AM, fnwsa yahoo com wrote:
> Hi,
>
> One simple question: Does RHEL4 support CJK (Chinese, Japanese and
> Korean)? We have users in Korea who need to print Korean from RHEL 4
> servers.
>
> Thank you in advance!
> nz
>
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