Enabling non-Latin character sets

The sap2afp transform supports the use of these non-Latin character sets on both the AIX, Linux, and Windows operating systems:

  • Japanese (Shift-JIS encoding)
  • Korean
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Cyrillic
All are multi-byte character sets (MBCS) except Cyrillic, which is single-byte.

The sap2afp transform supports these character sets through the use of the uconv utility. To use this support, you must run the SAPGOF (or a compatible) device type on an SAP R/3 system at Release 4.0A or higher.

Before doing these configuration tasks on AIX, Linux, and Windows systems, you must first obtain and install the selected AFP fonts that are required for printing.

  • ABAP data requires raster fonts.
  • OTF data can be printed with either raster or outline fonts.

You can obtain these resources from either of these product DVD-ROMs:

When you have installed these fonts, make sure that your actual destination uses the /usr/lpp/psf/fontlib directory as its primary search path for fonts. To modify the font search path from the InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI:

  1. From the InfoPrint Manager Administration Servers window, highlight the actual destination.
  2. Right-click and select Properties from the pop-up menu.
  3. From the printer properties window, select the AFP Resources tab and specify
    • /usr/lpp/psf/fontlib in the Location of fonts field on InfoPrint Manager for AIX or InfoPrint Manager for Linux
    • install_path\fontlib in the Location of fonts field on InfoPrint Manager for Windows