Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64613
Non ASCII text files seen as raw data
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:29 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Description of problem:
ISO-8859 text goes to postscript printer as raw data.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a postscript printer queue
2. print ISO-8859-1 text (scandinavian, with umlauts [edvEDV]) to queue
Actual Results: Text prints with stair stepping, 8bit characters are all
Expected Results: Page printed correctly
# file *
ascii_text_file: ASCII text
iso8859_text_file: ISO-8859 text
I tried to make a dummy printer with a file as the printer device. 7bit ascii
text prints correctly as postscript, but 8bit ISO-8859 goes right trough
without any formatting/filtering.
Old printtool based queues have always worked correctly
(RH Linux <= 7.1)
With CUPS you can use "-o charset=..." to deal with this sort of thing.