Just thought I'd drop a note, as to printing from Linux, I normally use a
program called cnprint. It's definitely worth a quick search at
Webcrawler or Altavista. CNPRINT is a nice way to print Japanese
text... It basically turns the text file into postscript, using .hbf
style fonts... I use 48 point fonts, which seem to print fine on my
360dpi ink jet (they don't look too terribly jaggy)
Anyway, its output works with the standard Ghostscript distribution, and it might be the easiest way to get Kanji printing under Linux...
http://www.neurophys.wisc.edu/ftp/pub/cn/00readme.html is another good cnprint site.
Well I did get around to trying the cnprint program that Craig mentioned yesterday. I got quite side-tracked as I was picking up the necessary fonts at ifcss.org. There is, for example, a Chinese Linux site there,
http://www.ifcss.org/software/cnapps/linux.html which, among other things has an enormous (16 Mbytes) X-Window DTP system for Chinese in a Linux version
Anyhow, cnprint does a fine job of printing Japanese. The kanji48 font looks a lot better than the jiskan24, of course. I can hardly believe that this is the first Japanese that has come out of my printer under Linux, but it is a fact. At long last! (I did get mule's m2ps to print Arabic once, but never finished getting all the other fonts set up in the strange place that m2ps looks for them).
Ironically, I can't seem to get cnprint to print Chinese GB or Big5, which it was originally designed for. It just gives me little black squares where the hanzi should be.
Anyhow, cnprint could be the answer for some of you. It compiles very cleanly and is relatively easy to use. <hr>