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RayL
08-May-2014, 16:21
Hello All,

I've been asked to find a way to convert Shift-JS and UTF-8 to PostScript on an older SLES10 installation. Currently I use a2ps for PostScript conversions (sometimes in conjunction with iconv), but a2ps doesn't support Shift-JS or UTF-8. There are many search references to u2ps, paps and uniprint, but I'm not familiar with any of these. It seems that paps could be a good fit for me. Does anyone have experience with this? Will it run SLES10?

I'm open to any suggestions that can accomplish this.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64)
VERSION = 10
PATCHLEVEL = 1

Thanks to all who reply,
Ray

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15-May-2014, 13:30
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KBOYLE
15-May-2014, 19:22
RayL wrote:

> I'm open to any suggestions that can accomplish this.

I see no one has replied to your post and I don't have an answer for
you either.

You seem to be looking for a particular application. Perhaps someone
will have some suggestions if you ask in a forum that focuses on
applications:

SUSE Forums: SLED Applications
https://forums.suse.com/forumdisplay.php?10-SLED-Applications


openSUSE Forums: Applications
Questions about desktops (KDE, Gnome, XFCE, etc.), software
applications (configuration, usage, bugs, documentation)
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cjcox
16-May-2014, 03:17
On 05/08/2014 10:24 AM, RayL wrote:
>
> Hello All,
>
> I've been asked to find a way to convert Shift-JS and UTF-8 to
> PostScript on an older SLES10 installation. Currently I use a2ps for
> PostScript conversions (sometimes in conjunction with iconv), but a2ps
> doesn't support Shift-JS or UTF-8. There are many search references to
> u2ps, paps and uniprint, but I'm not familiar with any of these. It
> seems that paps could be a good fit for me. Does anyone have experience
> with this? Will it run SLES10?
>
> I'm open to any suggestions that can accomplish this.
>
> SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64)
> VERSION = 10
> PATCHLEVEL = 1
>
> Thanks to all who reply,
> Ray
>
>

Not sure. SLES 10, old. Maybe it would still allow you to view in browser and
from there print directly to pdf.

swadm
19-May-2014, 16:35
I would say that you should try to

1st convert the character coding of the source file to something "neutral" (e.g. WINDOWS-1252) using the iconv utility (run "iconv --list" for a list of available charsets),
2nd you'd do the a2ps conversion you have done before.

HTH, Thomas


Hello All,

I've been asked to find a way to convert Shift-JS and UTF-8 to PostScript on an older SLES10 installation. Currently I use a2ps for PostScript conversions (sometimes in conjunction with iconv), but a2ps doesn't support Shift-JS or UTF-8. There are many search references to u2ps, paps and uniprint, but I'm not familiar with any of these. It seems that paps could be a good fit for me. Does anyone have experience with this? Will it run SLES10?

I'm open to any suggestions that can accomplish this.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64)
VERSION = 10
PATCHLEVEL = 1

Thanks to all who reply,
Ray