A simple Kanji print utility for Linux

kprint is a simple utility for printing Japanese on HP Deskjet and Laserjet printers under Linux. It does not use ghostscript. The print quality is not great, but it is very readable; it is fine e.g. for printing Japanese e-mail messages. You also need the kanji code converter program, kcc (apt-get install kcc in Debian). kprint can only print pure text files (EUC, JIS, or SJIS coded).

Nowadays, printing on Linux is so easy that you probably won’t need this. But in 1995, I was glad to have this to print the Japanese instructions for setting up ghostscript in the first place.. and I still use it with text-mode programs like lynx and pine.

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