Simplified Chinese Solaris User's Guide

Laser Printer Support

An application must have the mp utility to print Simplified Chinese characters.

Using the mp Utility

The mp utility supports all Asian locales including UTF-8 locales. As a printing filter, mp generates a properly formatted version of the file content in PostScript format. Depending on the locale's system font configuration for mp, the Postscript output file contains glyph images from a scalable or a bitmap system font. The mp utility is enhanced in this release to print files of a certain type for each locale. For more information, see the mp(1) man page.

You can use a command such as the following to print a file with Simplified Chinese characters. The file might also include ASCII/English characters.

system% mp filename | lp -d printer