Printing woes

Johnny Andersson johnny at
Tue Jun 10 10:21:33 BST 2003

I'm trying to get KDE to print both Japanese and Swedish characters in the 
same document - not an easy task, it seems. I'm using CUPS, 

To enable Japanese printing, I have to do

export LC_ALL=ja_JP
export LANG=ja_JP.eucJP

before starting my KDE app to print from. Otherwise Japanese characters show 
up as boxes on the page (in print preview and on the actual paper). But when 
I do this, the Swedish (åäö,ÅÄÖ) characters don't show up on the page at all. 

I noticed that disabling <Print dialog->System options->Fonts->Embed fonts in 
postscript data> makes the Swedish characters show up, but now the Japense 
are gone... 

What's so fscking difficult about taking unicode characters, printing with a 
unicode font, and not caring what the h*ell kinda language the characters are 
from? Arrgh! 

Any help deeply appreciated.

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