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Offline Matty

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printcaps file linux - Chinese character support
« on: August 30, 2018, 11:49:35 PM »
Hello folks...looking for wisdom here:

Our Pronto server at work uses a printcap file to define each printer's capabilities (fonts and so on)

Does anyone know if there is the ability to specify Chinese characters (traditional or simplified) as a different character set.

I know there is a 'acs' flag which seems to control character sets, and also an sgr flag which sets graphic renditions(perhaps necessary?)

Any knowledge here?


Offline Henri

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Re: printcaps file linux - Chinese character support
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2018, 10:49:45 AM »
Hi Matty,

I have zero knowledge myself, but from the depths of internet I found this:

http://www.frascati.enea.it/documentation/tru6450/SUPPDOCS/CHINADOC/CHINACH8.HTM

Look for "8.4.1   Country-Specific Options to the lpr command (printcap file)"

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