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la380of(8)							   la380of(8)



NAME

  la380of - Filter for Japanese	LA380 printer

SYNOPSIS

  /usr/lbin/la380of [-c] [-h host] [-i indent] [-l length] [-L locale] [-n
  login] [-w width] [accounting_file]

OPTIONS

  -c  Prints control characters.

  -h host
      Specifies	the host name of the job owner.	This name can contain
      Japanese characters.

  -i indent
      Specifies	the amount of indentation. The default value is	no (no inden-
      tation).

  -l length
      Specifies	the page length	in lines. The default value is 66.

  -L locale
      Specifies	the printer codeset. This value	must be	a valid	locale name.
      The default value	is ja_JP.sdeckanji.

  -n login
      Specifies	the login name of the job owner. This name can contain
      Japanese characters.

  -w width
      Specifies	the page width in columns. The default value is	132.

OPERANDS

  accounting_file
      Specifies	the file to record accounting information.

DESCRIPTION

  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
  /etc/printcap	file.

  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
  printer.

  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,
  see printcap(4).


  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.

NOTES

  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:

  -A

      odldb
	  To specify the SoftODL database path

      odlstyle
	  To specify SoftODL font style	and size

  For a	complete description of	the -A option and its arguments, refer to
  lpr(1).

ERRORS

  The lf field (default	value is /dev/null) in the /etc/printcap file speci-
  fies the name	of the error log.

SEE ALSO

  Commands: lpr(1), pr(1), lpd(8), pac(8)

  Files: printcap(4)

  Others: i18n_printing(5)