Solaris 10: How to Print Arabic (Doc ID 1929960.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 15, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 HW1 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 10.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

In order to print arabic ar_EG.UTF-8 or ar_SA.UTF-8 text, the contents need to be filtered by most recent mp(1) which must be running in an appropriate locale(5), the queue needs to be set up with the generic "netstandard" interface script and the interface script needs to be modified.

This solution is for plain text queues.
This solution is NOT for postscript queues.
This solution does NOT work for "netstandard-foomatic" queues, which is using PPD filter, because the contents are translated by Ghostscript to PostScript before sending it to the queue.
Do NOT use PPD files when implementing this solution.

 

Solution

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