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GhostScript

There are three approaches to allow GhostScript to display and print Japanese. I will list them in order of my preference.
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2.
3.
VFLib with GhostScript 2.6.2 (current JE distribution uses this)

Method 1 allows fast font loading. The advantage of method 2 is that you do not have to modify GhostScript. However, the fonts take a long time to load. This might be the best choice for people that don't read or print Japanese PostScript files that often. Stephen Turnbull has contributed a guide to install Japanese fonts with GhostScript4.03 Option 3 is fairly widely used because it is included in the Linux JE distribution. The disadvantage is that there are only a limited amount of printer DEVICES available. See the section on DEVICES below.



Craig Toshio Oda
1998-05-07