la380of - Filter for Japanese LA380 printer
/usr/lbin/la380of [-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 printer codeset. This value must be a valid locale name.
The default value is ja_JP.sdeckanji.
Specifies the login name of the job owner. This name can contain
Specifies the page width in columns. The default value is 132.
Specifies the file to record accounting information.
The la380of filter is used to filter Japanese text data for the LA380
printer. The filter handles the device dependencies of the printer and per-
forms accounting functions. At print job completion times, accounting
records are written to the file specified by the af field in the
The la380of 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 filter translates nroff control sequences for underlining, super-
scripting, and subscripting into the proper control sequences for the LA380
The la380of filter can be the specified filter in both the of and the if
fields in the /etc/printcap file. For more information about these fields,
The LA380-J printer can be configured to use the software on-demand loading
(SoftODL) mechanism to print user-defined characters (UDCs). For a descrip-
tion of the SoftODL mechanism, refer to i18n_printing(5). To enable Sof-
tODL printing, set the ys value in /etc/printcap to 256. You can also set
the default SoftODL database, style, and size by using the odldb and
odlstyle options of the ya field. If you specify a value for the yt field,
use fifo. Refer to printcap(4) for more information on these fields.
The lpr command supports a number of options and associated arguments to
enable localization features supported by various printers. The following
can be used with the la380of print filter:
To specify the SoftODL database path
To specify SoftODL font style and size
For a complete description of the -A option and its arguments, refer to
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)