la280of - Filter for the Japanese LA280 printer
/usr/lbin/la280of [-c] [-h host] [-i indent] [-l length] [-L locale] [-n
login] [-w width] [accounting_file]
-c Prints control characters.
Specifies the host name of the job owner. This name can contain
Specifies the amount of indentation. The default value is no (no inden-
Specifies the page length in lines. The default value is 66.
Specifies the codeset used by the printer. This value must be a valid
locale name. The default value is ja_JP.deckanji.
Specifies login name of the job owner. This name can contain Japanese
Specifies the page width in columns. The default value is 132.
Specifies the file to record accounting information.
The la280of filter is used to filter text data for the Japanese LA280
printer. The filter handles the device dependencies of the printer and per-
forms accounting functions. At print job completion time, accounting
records are written to the file specified by the af field in the
The la280of filter can handle plain text files and files that have been
preprocessed by nroff. Either kind of file can contain non-ASCII charac-
ters. The la280of filter translates nroff control sequences for underlin-
ing, superscripting, and subscripting into the proper control sequences for
the LA280 printer.
The la280of filter can be the specified filter in both the of and the if
fields in the /etc/printcap file. For more information on these fields, see
The LA280-J printer can be configured to use the software on-demand loading
(SoftODL) mechanism to print user-defined characters (UDCs). See
i18n_printing(5) for more information about SoftODL.
To enable the SoftODL mechanism, set the ys value in /etc/printcap to 256.
You can also set the default SoftODL database, style and size through the
odldb and odlstyle options for the ya field. If you set the yt value, set
it to fifo. Refer to printcap(4) for more information on these fields and
The lpr command supports a number of options associated with printer local-
ization features. The following can be used with the la280of filter:
To specify the SoftODL database path
To specify SoftODL font style and size
For more information on the lpr -A option, refer to lpr(1).
The lf field (default value is /dev/null) in the /etc/printcap file speci-
fies the name of the error log.
Commands: lpr(1), pr(1), lpd(8), pac(8)