cannot print foreign chars using netware printer

Helge Blischke h.blischke at
Mon Apr 11 12:54:54 PDT 2005

Anonymous wrote:
> > olga at wrote:
> > >
> > > Foreingn language characters such as cyrillic do not print. I have the printer set up as Networked Novell (NCP) (NetWare version 5.70). It's HP LaserJet 8100. It prints Cyrillic from XP fine, but I can't seem to print pages in Cyrillic from Fedora 2. Pages in English print just fine. What files do I have to configure? Please HELP.
> > >
> > > Olga
> >
> > You didn't tell what kind of jobs you are trying to print (plain text or
> > postscript from
> > an application or what?). But in any case, you MUST make sure that the
> > job contains
> > the fonts needed (except for those resident in the printer itself, if
> > any).
> >
> > Tell more about your configuration and please post (an URL to) a sample
> > file.
> >
> For example I was trying to print the following url:
> The pictures came out ok, but text in Ukrainian was not there. The space was empty with the exception of a few garbled characters. I think I printed postscript.
> How do I make sure the job contains the fonts? Where do I specify that.
> Thank you.
> Olga

It seems that the browser does not correctly interprete the charset tags
in the 
html file when generating PostScript.
My old Netscape 4.7 insists on using ISOLatin1 encoding which is
definitely wrong.


Helge Blischke
SRZ Berlin | Firmengruppe besscom

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