Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 155901
Enscript doesn't support UTF-8.
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:09:47 EST
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Description of problem:
Enscript cannot print UTF-8 (or any other unicode encoding) files.
This also applies to previous versions of RHEL, as well as the current
beta of RHEL 4 update 1.
Seeing as UTF-8 is the default encoding in RHEL 3 and 4, that should probably
This is actually kind of a regression against RHEL 2.1, since that didn't
have UTF-8 as the default, and hence you could print files made in the normal
way back then, and now you can't.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open "vi"
2. Make a text file, containing a non-7-bit-ascii character of your choice.
(My example: [Hmm, cannot enter it here, or I get an 5XX internal error
from bugzilla...] anyway, an "a" with a ring above it)
3. enscript <file>
Actual Results: A sheet of paper (if you had printing set up right) containing something like
(for the a-with-ring example above) <A with a tilde above it>\203<A with a circumflexover it><yen sign>.
Expected Results: A sheet of paper with a proper (albeit non-7-bit) character on it.
*** Bug 155898 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I think it should work to print the text file using 'lpr', thought.
But yes, enscript ought to support UTF-8.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 81828 ***