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Old 09-15-2004, 05:04 AM   #1
juras
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man -t <smth> | lpr problem with iso8859-2


Many man pages has been translated into polish encoded with iso8859-2.
They are readable in the console but I have problem with printing them. Instead of polish letters with 'ogonek' I get strange characters what makes it difficult to read.
As far as I could figure out the problem is with groff or troff, which does not know anything about encoding and assumes that this is in iso8859-1 instead of iso-8859-2.
Is there any solution to make it use iso8859-2 and to get proper characters on printerer?
 
Old 09-15-2004, 05:11 AM   #2
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Try these instructions:

To print man pages:
In this example, using tar man pages.

man -t tar | lpr -Pdraft

Print man pages for tar (will be formatted by troff or groff,
usually for PostScript)
Pipe to lpr
Send to printer <draft> [optional] (where <draft> is the name of the printer). The command will
print to the default printer if given as:
man -t tar | lpr

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To print info pages:
In this example, using tar info pages.

cp /usr/share/info/tar.info.gz /home/<user>

Copy the info page to another location to avoid breaking
your on-line documentation.

gunzip /home/<user>/tar.info.gz

After decompressing the file, use a2ps to convert to PostScript.

a2ps tar.info

This produces a PostScript formatted file called tar.info.
Open in your favorite editor and print from there.

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To convert output to PDF format

man -t tar | ps2pdf > tar.pdf

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I've tried info2html and didn't like the result.
 
  


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